see also: Cocoa
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈkəʊ.kəʊ/
  • (America) enPR: kōʹkō, IPA: /ˈkoʊ.koʊ/


  1. The dried and partially fermented fatty seeds of the cacao tree from which chocolate is made.
  2. An unsweetened brown powder made from roasted, ground cocoa beans, used in making chocolate, and in cooking.
  3. (uncountable) A hot drink made with milk, cocoa powder, and sugar.
    Do you like cocoa?
    • 1979, Stanley J. Sharpless, A Food Lover's Companion, Harper & Row, Evan Jones (edit.)
      Half past nine - high time for supper;
      Cocoa, love? Of course, my dear.''
      Helen thinks it quite delicious,
      John prefers it now to beer....
      ¶For they've stumbled on the secret
      Of a love that never wanes,
      Rapt beneath the tumbled bedclothes,
      Cocoa coursing through their veins.
  4. (countable) A serving of this drink.
    I like to watch TV with a cocoa.
  5. (countable) A light to medium brown colour.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • German: Kakaobohne
  • Italian: cacao, fave di cacao
  • Portuguese: semente de cacau
  • Russian: кака́о
  • Spanish: cacao
Translations Translations Translations Adjective

cocoa (not comparable)

  1. Of a light to medium brown colour, like that of cocoa powder.
Translations Noun


  1. (dated) Alternative spelling of coco.

Proper noun
  1. (computing) an object-oriented programming API for macOS
  2. A city in Brevard County, Florida.
  • French: Cocoa

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