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Meaning of COCOA

Pronunciation:  'kowkow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  powder of ground roasted cocao beans with most of the fat removed
  2. [n]  made from baking chocolate or cocoa powder and milk and sugar

COCOA is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chocolate, hot chocolate
 See Also: beverage, cacao bean, cocoa, cocoa bean, criollo, drink, drinkable, food product, foodstuff, potable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Co"coa\ (k[=o]"k[-o]), n., Cocoa palm \Co"coa palm`\
    (p[aum]m`)[Sp. & Pg. coco cocoanut, in Sp. also, cocoa palm.
    The Portuguese name is said to have been given from the
    monkeylike face at the base of the nut, fr. Pg. coco a
    bugbear, an ugly mask to frighten children. Cf., however, Gr.
    koy^ki the cocoa palm and its fruit, ko`i:x, ko`i:kos, a kind
    of Egyptian palm.] (Bot.)
    A palm tree producing the cocoanut ({Cocos nucifera}). It
    grows in nearly all tropical countries, attaining a height of
    sixty or eighty feet. The trunk is without branches, and has
    a tuft of leaves at the top, each being fifteen or twenty
    feet in length, and at the base of these the nuts hang in
    clusters; the cocoanut tree.
  2. \Co"coa\, n. [Corrupted fr. cacao.]
    A preparation made from the seeds of the chocolate tree, and
    used in making, a beverage; also the beverage made from cocoa
    or cocoa shells.
    {Cocoa shells}, the husks which separate from the cacao seeds
       in preparing them for use.