Definition of cocoa powder in English:

cocoa powder

(also cocao powder, cacoa powder)

noun

  • 1A powder produced by grinding cocoa solids (sometimes mixed with other ingredients) and used to make various chocolate products.

  • 2A brown slow-burning variety of gunpowder, made using a lower proportion of sulphur and less fully carbonized charcoal than conventional black powder.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From cocoa + powder.

Pronunciation

cocoa powder

/ˈkəʊkəʊ ˌpaʊdə/