Meaning of “cocoa” in the English Dictionary

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"cocoa" in British English

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cocoanoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkəʊ.kəʊ/ us /ˈkoʊ.koʊ/

a dark brown powder made from cocoa beans, used to make chocolate and add a chocolate flavour to food and drink

a sweet chocolate drink that is made with cocoa powder:

a nice hot mug of cocoa

More examples

  • You can use cocoa powder to make the cake, if you like, rather than chocolate.
  • She came through from the kitchen with two large mugs of cocoa on a tray.
  • A lot of people find having a cup of cocoa at bedtime helps them sleep.
  • I found the cocoa in the top right-hand cupboard, next to the sugar.
  • Mix a spoonful of sugar in with the cocoa, otherwise it tastes quite bitter.

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

"cocoa" in American English

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cocoanoun [ U ]

us /ˈkoʊ·koʊ/

a dark brown powder made from the crushed beans of a tree, used to make chocolate and give the taste of chocolate to food and drink

Cocoa is also a drink made from cocoa powder that is sweetened and mixed with hot water or milk.

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