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



    BrE BrE//ˈkəʊkəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊkoʊ//
    Soft drinks
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] dark brown powder made from the crushed seeds (called cocoa beans) of a tropical tree
  2. 2 [uncountable, countable] a hot drink made by mixing cocoa powder with milk and/or water and usually sugar a mug of cocoa See related entries: Soft drinks
  3. 3 [countable] a cup of cocoa
  4. compare chocolate, drinking chocolate
    Word Originearly 18th cent. (denoting cacao seed): alteration of cacao.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cocoa

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