Definition of cocoa in English:



  • 1[mass noun] A powder made from roasted and ground cacao seeds.

    • ‘They promised farmers higher prices for sugar and copra and cocoa.’
    • ‘It delivers a better flavor/color combination than other cocoas.’
    • ‘He was also one of the few agents who purchased and processed cocoa and coffee beans for the National Cocoa and Coffee Board.’
    • ‘The agricultural products are sugar, rice, manioc, cocoa, vegetables, and bananas.’
    • ‘The bourse has been licensed to trade olein, coffee, CPO, cocoa, plywood and pepper.’
    • ‘Combine the Rice Krispies, the cocoa and the whole wheat flour in a mixing bowl.’
    • ‘The body of the dish is pure cocoa bound only with egg white.’
    • ‘I recommend a good quality dark chocolate, with less sugar and more cocoa.’
    • ‘Place the butter, sugar, cocoa and egg in a saucepan and slowly bring to the boil.’
    • ‘People are also advised to stay clear of white chocolate, which is made from cocoa butter and does not contain any cocoa at all.’
    • ‘On low speed, beat in the flour and cocoa alternately, beginning and ending with flour.’
    • ‘The versatility of cocoa makes it one of the more popular and sought-after ingredients in the culinary world today.’
    • ‘The other product most often using cocoa and chocolate ingredients is chocolate ice cream.’
    • ‘Add cocoa, white sugar and vanilla and zap in the microwave until it is melted together.’
    • ‘In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.’
    • ‘In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa and salt and stir into chocolate mixture until well blended.’
    • ‘European researchers found that mice are more attracted to cocoa than cheddar.’
    • ‘Follow the recipe for Victoria sponge, but substitute two tablespoons of sifted cocoa for two of flour.’
    • ‘To make the pastry, sift together the flour, cocoa, salt and icing sugar.’
    • ‘Sift the flour with a pinch of salt, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and set aside.’
    1. 1.1A hot drink made from cocoa powder mixed with milk or water.
      • ‘After they had drunk their hot cocoa the two boys went out to walk around the town.’
      • ‘I had a ridiculously tasty marshmallow cocoa and a very filling egg salad sandwich.’
      • ‘I swore off ever drinking alcohol, and I prefer drinking tea and cocoa to drinking coffee.’
      • ‘I punched in her number as I placed my large mug of hot cocoa on the coffee table.’
      • ‘Sophia bought two hot cocoas from the school cafeteria and the two of them drank them vigorously.’
      • ‘He emerged from the kitchen a moment later with a bowl of popcorn and 2 mugs of hot cocoa in his hands.’
      • ‘He treated us each with a cup of steaming cocoa, and biscuits and an assortment of preserves.’
      • ‘Her hands were cupped around a mug of hot cocoa, the marshmallows on the top were already melting from the heat.’
      • ‘We walked into an all night café and Kenji ordered me a hot cocoa as I was still too shaken up to speak.’
      • ‘Rolf asked the question, coming into the living room with three mugs of hot cocoa with marshmallows.’
      • ‘Without a word, he went into the kitchen and made her favorite comfort drink: hot cocoa.’
      • ‘The two boys settled back down and drank their cocoa in silence until Ron came through.’
      • ‘If you're not at home drinking cocoa and eating toast when the snow sets in then you've got no one to blame but yourself.’
      • ‘It is just as easy to curl up at home, drink hot cocoa, and watch a chick flick by myself, as it is to do so there.’
      • ‘She drank the rest of her hot cocoa, and nearly burned all the tastebuds off her tongue.’
      • ‘Actually, I'm sitting here cozy by a fire, drinking a cup of cocoa, thinking out loud.’
      • ‘He thinks, too, of pumpkin pie and fresh harvested honey and steaming hot cocoa.’
      • ‘They drank their cocoa and watched as the beginning of their favorite movie started.’
      • ‘He stood at a nearby table, selling coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars for a church fund-raiser.’
      • ‘Two cups of steaming cocoa appeared in front of them on the coffee table.’


Early 18th century (denoting cacao seed): alteration of cacao.