• Chocolate cows
    Chocolate cows
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chocolate a medium brown to dark-brown color
    • n chocolate a food made from roasted ground cacao beans
    • n chocolate a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most popular gift that teachers receive in the United States from their students is chocolate
    • Chocolate A paste or cake composed of the roasted seeds of the Theobroma Cacao ground and mixed with other ingredients, usually sugar, and cinnamon or vanilla.
    • Chocolate The beverage made by dissolving a portion of the paste or cake in boiling water or milk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Milk chocolate was invented in Switzerland by David Peter in 1876
    • n chocolate A paste or cake composed of the kernels of the Theobroma Cacao, ground and combined with sugar and vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, or other flavoring substance. Cacao, under its native name of chocolatl, had been used as a beverage by the Mexicans for ages before their country was conquered by the Spaniards. See cacao and cocoa.
    • n chocolate The beverage made by dissolving chocolate in boiling water or milk.
    • chocolate Having the color of chocolate; of a dark reddish-brown color: as, chocolate cloth.
    • chocolate Made of or flavored with chocolate: as, chocolate cake or ice-cream.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over $7 billion a year is spent on chocolates by consumers
    • n Chocolate chok′ō-lāt a preparation of the seeds of Theobroma cacao, made by grinding the seeds mixed with water to a very fine paste: a beverage made by dissolving this paste in boiling water
    • adj Chocolate chocolate-coloured, dark reddish-brown: made of or flavoured with chocolate
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  • Katharine Hepburn
    “My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand -- like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.”
  • Forrest Gump Movie
    Forrest Gump Movie
    “Life is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're gonna get.”
  • Alicia Silverstone
    Alicia Silverstone
    “My favorite thing in the world is a box of fine European chocolates which is, for sure, better than sex.”
  • Judith Viorst
    Judith Viorst
    “Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands -- and then eat just one of the pieces.”


About as useful as a chocolate teapot - Someone or something that is of no practical use is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.
As much use as a chocolate fire-guard - A fire-guard is used in front of a fireplace for safety. A chocolate fire-guard is of no use. An alternative to 'As much use as a chocolate teapot'.
As much use as a chocolate teapot - Something that is as much use as a chocolate teapot is not useful at all.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., fr. the Mexican name of the cacao. Cf. Cacao Cocoa


In literature:

I can't make the chocolate cake after all, I am sorry to say.
"Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard" by Howard R. Garis
Passing a candy shop were chocolates.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
A little coffee, or chocolate, or broth?
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
It was my intention to meet her with a box of chocolates instead of advice.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
My Aunt Kezia set down the chocolate-pot.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
The grown-up people had some tea and chocolate in the dining room, and seemed to be having as merry a time as the children.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Did they think they had a corner on the chocolate market?
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
He went to the chapel, which was almost empty, for the brothers were working at that time in the chocolate factory, and in the fields.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Nancy apparently had the worst of it, and she was sat upon literally and heavily and then fed with chocolates.
"Judy of York Hill" by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
One pint milk, one pint bread crumbs, yolks of three eggs, one-half teaspoon vanilla, five tablespoonfuls grated chocolate.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous

In poetry:

A minute longer the fight is done,
The mule-bells tinkle, the bull rides off;
Montez twirls a new diamond ring,
And Dolores goes home for chocolate.
"The Bull-Fight" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
The magpie, the spink,* and the pretty blue wren,
The butcher-bird up in his eyrie,
The trills! Oh, I wish I could hear you again,
My dear little Chocolate Wiree!
"The Libel" by John O Brien
Prim, pink-breasted, feminine, she nurses
Chocolate fancies in rose-papered rooms
Where polished higboys whisper creaking curses
And hothouse roses shed immortal blooms.
"Female Author" by Sylvia Plath
Eleven o'clock:
Here are our cups of chocolate.
Montez will fight the bulls to-day—
All Madrid knows that:
Queen Christina is going in state:
Dolores will go with her little fan!
"The Bull-Fight" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
And sympathetic gaolers would remark, "It's very true,
He ain't been brought up common, like the likes of me and you."
So they took him into hospital, and gave him mutton chops,
And chocolate, and arrowroot, and buns, and malt and hops.
"Mister William" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Oh Peggy's gown was chocolate and full of cherries white;
I keep a bit on't for her sake and love her day and night.
I drest myself just like a prince and Peggy went to woo,
But she's been gone some ten years since, and I know not what to do.
"Peggy" by John Clare

In news:

Use this recipe to make chocolate chip muffins by replacing the blueberries with 1 cup chocolate chips.
Check out chocolate creations as they're presented on the runway during 'Salon du Chocolat' (chocolate fair) on March 1, 2012 in Bordeaux , France.
Each year the French celebrate the inauguration of the International Chocolate Fair in Cannes with a fashion show of dresses made entirely of chocolate.
Try one of its 50 delicious cheesecakes and desserts like white-chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake or Godiva chocolate cheesecake .
Be careful to try and not let the chocolate chips sink to the bottom, because if you try to take the bread out of the pan, the chocolate chips will rip the bread.7.
A tractor trailer from Slovakia rolled up to a chocolate factory in Bludenz, Austria and picked up eighteen tons of chocolate that were to be delivered to the Czech Republic.
Chocolate Train Named World's Longest Chocolate Structure At 111.5 Feet.
The type and quality of chocolate that you use is key here, she explains, since "it's all about the chocolate .".
Godiva has played a large role in the way premium chocolates are consumed in the US For years, the chocolate giants—Hershey, Nestlé Mars, and Russell Stover (the maker of Whitman Samplers)—dominated the American candy counter.
It is possible, he admits, that chocolate isn't making people smart, but that smart people who are more likely to win Nobels are aware of chocolate 's benefits and therefore more likely to consume it.
On Friday and Saturday nights from February 6 to the 28, the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park will feature a carnival-themed chocolate buffet, dubbed the Chocolate Bar.
The Christopher Elbow Holiday Luxury Collection includes drinking chocolate, chocolate bars, chocolate bark and a 16-piece box of Gingerbread, Peppermint, Rum Raisin and Egg Nog chocolates.
1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup chocolate bits.
As this sign in downtown Hershey indicates, The Hershey Co. Will auction off the remainder of inventory and equipment in its old chocolate plant at 19 E Chocolate Ave in Hershey this weekend.
1 cup 2% milk 3 teaspooons unflavored gelatin 3 cups heavy cream 6 heaping teaspoons instant expresso powder 1/2 cup sugar Pinch sea salt Chocolate shavings from any solid milk chocolate candy.

In science:

Example 7 Charlie’s Chocolate Factory produces al l kinds of chocolate, based on distributed processes that control various machines and manufacturing stages.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
The Munchy Crunchy is one of the chocolate bars manufactured in the plant.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Two processes, each a singleton cluster, initiate manufacturing by sending chocolate and crunchies into the system.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Cluster 1 contains processes that control the input and output valves of a mixing bowel that mixes together chocolate and crunchies.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
These valves must al l be opened simultaneously (this is visualized by a cycle in the ordering graph), but only if both chocolate and crunchies are being streamed into the system.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems