Definition of chocolate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɒklət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːklət//
    , NAmE//ˈtʃɔːklət//
    Sweets and desserts
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  1. 1   [uncountable] a hard brown sweet food made from cocoa beans, used in cooking to add flavour to cakes, etc. or eaten as a sweet/candy a bar/piece of chocolate a chocolate cake a chocolate factory see also milk chocolate, plain chocolate See related entries: Sweets and desserts
  2. 2   [countable] a sweet/candy that is made of or covered with chocolate a box of chocolates See related entries: Sweets and desserts
  3. 3 [uncountable, countable] (British English) = hot chocolate a mug of drinking chocolate compare cocoa
  4. 4 [uncountable] a dark brown colour
  5. Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘a drink made with chocolate’): from French chocolat or Spanish chocolate, from Nahuatl chocolatl ‘food made from cacao seeds’, influenced by unrelated cacaua-atl ‘drink made from cacao’.Extra examples He broke off a few squares of chocolate. I gave her a box of hand-made Belgian chocolates. Melt 100g of cooking chocolate in a basin over hot water. She broke a bar of dark chocolate into four pieces. Stir until the chocolate has melted. a box of brazil nuts coated in chocolate a cup/​mug of chocolate chocolate chip cookies
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chocolate