Meaning of “chocolate” in the English Dictionary

"chocolate" in British English

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uk /ˈtʃɒk.lət/ us /ˈtʃɑːk.lət/

A1 [ C or U ] a sweet, usually brown, food made from cacao seeds, that is usually sold in a block, or a small sweet made from this:

a bar of chocolate
chocolate biscuits/mousse
milk/dark/white chocolate
I took her a box of chocolates.

More examples

  • You can use cocoa powder to make the cake rather than chocolate - it's a bit of a cheat, but nobody notices the difference.
  • I absolutely adore chocolate.
  • He was chomping away on a bar of chocolate.
  • I have to combat this constant desire to eat chocolate.
  • Melt the chocolate to a pouring consistency.
adjective uk us

of a dark brown colour

(Definition of “chocolate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chocolate" in American English

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chocolatenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈtʃɑk·lət, ˈtʃɔk-/

a food made from cocoa and often sugar, usually brown and eaten as candy or used in other food such as cakes:

[ U ] chocolate ice cream
[ C ] a box of chocolates (= candies made of chocolate)

(Definition of “chocolate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)