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.
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.
cocoa See THEOBROMA.
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