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  • 1A chocolate powder made from roasted and ground cacao seeds.

    ‘To make the pastry, sift together the flour, cocoa, salt and icing sugar.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Combine the Rice Krispies, the cocoa and the whole wheat flour in a mixing bowl.’
    • ‘Add cocoa, white sugar and vanilla and zap in the microwave until it is melted together.’
    • ‘Follow the recipe for Victoria sponge, but substitute two tablespoons of sifted cocoa for two of flour.’
    • ‘I recommend a good quality dark chocolate, with less sugar and more cocoa.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘European researchers found that mice are more attracted to cocoa than cheddar.’
    • ‘Sift the flour with a pinch of salt, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and set aside.’
    • ‘The bourse has been licensed to trade olein, coffee, CPO, cocoa, plywood and pepper.’
    • ‘They promised farmers higher prices for sugar and copra and cocoa.’
    • ‘The other product most often using cocoa and chocolate ingredients is chocolate ice cream.’
    • ‘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 body of the dish is pure cocoa bound only with egg white.’
    • ‘It delivers a better flavor/color combination than other cocoas.’
    1. 1.1A hot drink made from cocoa powder mixed with sugar and milk or water.
      ‘Sophia bought two hot cocoas from the school cafeteria and the two of them drank them vigorously.’
      • ‘I swore off ever drinking alcohol, and I prefer drinking tea and cocoa to drinking coffee.’
      • ‘He stood at a nearby table, selling coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars for a church fund-raiser.’
      • ‘Actually, I'm sitting here cozy by a fire, drinking a cup of cocoa, thinking out loud.’
      • ‘Without a word, he went into the kitchen and made her favorite comfort drink: hot cocoa.’
      • ‘They drank their cocoa and watched as the beginning of their favorite movie started.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The two boys settled back down and drank their cocoa in silence until Ron came through.’
      • ‘After they had drunk their hot cocoa the two boys went out to walk around the town.’
      • ‘I punched in her number as I placed my large mug of hot cocoa on the coffee table.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She drank the rest of her hot cocoa, and nearly burned all the tastebuds off her tongue.’
      • ‘Two cups of steaming cocoa appeared in front of them on the coffee table.’
      • ‘We walked into an all night café and Kenji ordered me a hot cocoa as I was still too shaken up to speak.’
      • ‘Her hands were cupped around a mug of hot cocoa, the marshmallows on the top were already melting from the heat.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He thinks, too, of pumpkin pie and fresh harvested honey and steaming hot cocoa.’
      • ‘I had a ridiculously tasty marshmallow cocoa and a very filling egg salad sandwich.’
      • ‘Rolf asked the question, coming into the living room with three mugs of hot cocoa with marshmallows.’



/ˈkōˌkō/ /ˈkoʊˌkoʊ/


Late 17th century (denoting the cacao tree): alteration of cacao.