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Cocoa (city, United States)

Cocoa, city (1990 pop. 17,722), Brevard co., E Fla., on the Indian River (a lagoon), a segment of the Intracoastal Waterway; inc. 1895. It is a tourist and arts center in a region where citrus fruits are grown. An 8-mi (12.9 km) causeway leads from the city over Indian River to Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, and Cape Canaveral. Patrick Air Force Base is nearby.

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cocoa

cocoa Originally known as cacao, introduced into Europe from Mexico by the Spaniards in the early sixteenth century. The powder prepared from the seed embedded in the fruit of the cocoa plant, Theobroma cacao, also a milk drink prepared with cocoa powder. Used to prepare chocolate. Contains the alkaloid theobromine.

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cocoa

cocoa Drink obtained from the seeds of the tropical American evergreen tree Theobroma cacao. The seeds are crushed and some fatty substances are removed to produce cocoa powder. Cocoa is the basic ingredient of chocolate. The Ivory Coast is the world's largest producer. Family Sterculiaceae.

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cocoa

co·coa / ˈkōkō/ • n. a chocolate powder made from roasted and ground cacao seeds. ∎  a hot drink made from such a powder mixed with sugar and milk or water.

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cocoa

cocoa 2 †seed of a tropical American tree; powder produced by grinding the seed, and beverage made from this. XVIII. Alteration of CACAO (also †cacoa). Cf. CHOCOLATE.

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cocoa (in cooking)

cocoa: see cacao.

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cocoa

cocoa See THEOBROMA.

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cocoa

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