- powder made from cacao seeds that have been roasted and ground, with much of the fat (see cocoa butter) removed; pulverized chocolate
- a drink made by adding sugar and hot milk or hot water to this powder
- a reddish-yellow brown
Origin of cocoa; from Spanish cacao, cacao
- a. A powder made from cacao seeds after they have been fermented, roasted, shelled, ground, and freed of most of their fat.b. A beverage made by mixing this powder with sugar in hot water or milk.
- A moderate brown to reddish brown.
Origin of cocoaAlteration (influenced by obsolete coco, coconut palm) of cacao.
(countable and uncountable, plural cocoas)
- (uncountable) the dried and partially fermented fatty seeds of the cacao tree from which chocolate is made
- (uncountable) an unsweetened brown powder made from roasted, ground cocoa beans, used in making chocolate, and in cooking.
- (uncountable) a hot drink made with milk, cocoa powder, and sugar
- Do you like cocoa?
- (countable) a cup or mug of this drink
- I like to watch TV with a cocoa.
- (countable) a light to medium brown colour
- of a light to medium brown colour, like that of cocoa powder
- (dated) Another spelling of coco.
cocoa - Computer Definition
Apple's programming interface (API) for the Mac desktop and iOS mobile operating systems. Mac OS X applications and iOS applications are generally programmed in Apple's Xcode development environment using the Objective-C programming language. Cocoa provides the framework for the Mac, and Cocoa Touch is the version for mobile devices. See Xcode, Mac OS X, iOS, Classic Environment, Carbon and application framework.
cocoa - Investment & Finance Definition
A raw-foods good whose futures are traded on the Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange (CSCE), which is a subsidiary of the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT). Futures and options contracts are traded on the CSCE, as well as other exchanges. One of the important reports followed by the industry is the quarterly cocoa grind report that is published by the Chocolate Manufacturers Assoc. of the U.S.A. and the New York Board of Trade. Cocoa contracts are traded by cocoa growers and chocolate processors in order to protect themselves against sharp price movements that could create a loss.