• WordNet 3.6
    • n cocoa powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed
    • n cocoa a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A drink used to be made by the Aztecs for the gods which had the ingredients of ground cocoa mixed in with spices and corn
    • n Cocoa A preparation made from the seeds of the chocolate tree, and used in making, a beverage; also the beverage made from cocoa or cocoa shells.
    • Cocoa (Bot) A tall palm tree producing the cocoanut (Cocos nucifera) as its fruit. It grows in nearly all tropical countries, attaining a height of sixty or eighty feet. The trunk is without branches, and has a tuft of leaves at the top, each being fifteen or twenty feet in length, and at the base of these the nuts hang in clusters; the cocoanut tree. It is widely planted throughout the tropics, and in some locations as an ornamental tree.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate maker Cadbury uses more than sixty thousand tonnes of cocoa each year, in the United Kingdom alone
    • n cocoa A palm belonging to the genus Cocos, producing the cocoanut. C. nucifera is everywhere cultivated in tropical regions, but more especially on islands or near the sea. It has a cylindrical stem rising to a height of 60 to 90 feet, and surmounted by a crown of feather-like leaves from 18 to 20 feet long. The small white flowers grow on a branching spadix, inclosed in a hard tough spathe. The fruits, called cocoanuts, are in bunches of from 12 to 20, and are of a subtriangular ovoid form, 12 inches long by 6 broad. They have each a single seed inclosed in a very hard shell, and surrounded by a thick fibrous rind or husk. This fiber, called coir, is made into cordage, matting, brushes, bags, etc. The flesh or meat of the cocoanut is a white pleasant-tasting mass, soft and gelatinous when young, but afterward lining the shell in a thick close layer; it is largely used as a condiment and in cookery and confectionery, and yields the valuable cocoanut-oil (which see). The nut also contains when fresh from one to two pints of a clear pleasant liquid called the milk. The mature shell takes a high polish, and is made into drinking-cups and other utensils and ornaments. Its various uses make the cocoanut an important article of commerce. A spirit called toddy or arrack is made from the sweet juice of the spathe. Indeed, almost every part of the tree is employed in tropical countries for some useful purpose. The heart, which is seldom sound, is of a light yellowish-brown color, which changes to a deep brown, almost black. The firm part of the trunk is the so-called porcupine-wood, which is very hard and durable, and is much used for all kinds of turnery, and especially for inlaying. Also called cocoa-tree, cocoanut-tree.
    • n cocoa A corrupted form of cacao.
    • n cocoa The ground kernels of the cacao or chocolate-tree. See cacao and Theobroma.
    • n cocoa A beverage made from ground cocoa-nibs. See cocoa-nibs, cacao, and Theobroma.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate melts in your mouth because cocoa butter has a melting point of just below 35 degrees C, a little under body temperature.
    • n Cocoa a palm-tree growing in tropical countries, and producing the coco-nut
    • n Cocoa kō′kō the seed of the cacao or chocolate tree: a beverage made from the seeds crushed and ground.
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I should cocoa - (UK) This idiom comes from 'I should think so', but is normally used sarcastically to mean the opposite.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. & Pg. coco, cocoanut, in Sp. also, cocoa palm. The Portuguese name is said to have been given from the monkeylike face at the base of the nut, fr. Pg. coco, a bugbear, an ugly mask to frighten children. Cf., however, Gr. koy^ki the cocoa palm and its fruit, ko`i:x ko`i:kos, a kind of Egyptian palm
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A corr. of Cacao.


In literature:

Doris and Evelyn were passing sandwiches and cakes, while Ruth poured the cocoa.
"The Girl Scouts' Good Turn" by Edith Lavell
The back of the instrument is made of cocoa-nut shell, ornamented with jewels.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
One pint milk, four tablespoonfuls sugar, one teaspoonful vanilla, salt, two tablespoonfuls cornstarch, one tablespoonful cocoa, cinnamon.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
Didst thou, then, make my cocoa-tree?
"Lilith" by Ada Langworthy Collier
The cocoa was quickly heated, and the meal was soon despatched with good appetite.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
The name is unfortunately confused with that of the cocoa-palm, but there is no relation whatever between the two.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
They couldn't get the cocoa, because just as they were going to buy it Miss Jones came up.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Garth must have besides, canned vegetables and milk for Natalie; also cocoa, jam and fresh butter.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
The little boys thought they might have a cocoa-nut tree instead of a cow.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
Their furniture consists simply of a few ingeniously-woven mats for sleeping on, and some vessels made of gourds and cocoa-nut shells.
"A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1" by Otto von Kotzebue

In poetry:

Cocoa-nut naught,
Fish too dear,
None must be bought,
For us that are here:
"On The High Price Of Fish" by William Cowper
Encinctured by the faithful seas
Inviolate gardens load the breeze,
Where flaunt like giant-warders' plumes
The pennants of the cocoa-trees.
"Northward" by John Hay
They praised my forehead's stainless white;
And when I thirsted, gave a draught
From the full clustering cocoa's height,
And smiling, bless'd me as I quaff'd.
"Lines" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Swing to the harbor from the deep sea,
O Sail of mine, but hold the sea in sight!
These are my fronded palms, my cocoa tree,
And these the islands of my heart’s delight!
"At Anchor" by Ina Donna Coolbrith
That the cocoa among the palms should suck its milk
From this dry dust, while dates from the self-same soil
Summon their sweet rich fruit: that our shining silk
The mulberry leaves should yield to the worm's slow toil.
"Dust" by Celia Laighton Thaxter
His mother's cabin home, that lay
Where feathery cocoas fring'd the bay;
The dashing of his brethren's oar,
The conch-note heard along the shore;–
All thro' his wakening bosom swept:
He clasp'd his country's Tree and wept!
"The Palm-Tree" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Items Tagged with ' cocoa powder'.
Cocoa Shortage Boosts Prices on Record Demand.
Cocoa to fine those who sag their pants.
Cocoa city leaders passed an ordinance Tuesday night forcing residents to pull up their pants or pay the price.
Music On A Sunday Afternoon At Cocoa Beach Public Library.
The Cocoa Beach Public Library's Music On A Sunday Afternoon performances are underway.
Two arrested in shooting that injured Cocoa High School student.
ICE Reports Water Damage To Cocoa , Coffee From Hurricane Sandy.
Barry Callebaut, chocolate and cocoa manufacturer, appoints Peter Boone as new CIO.
Palmer's Joins World Cocoa Foundation.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula is joining forces with the World Cocoa FoundationWCF) to support the foundation's efforts to provide economic, social and environmental development in cocoa -growing communities.
The buzz about cocoa is starting to fade as new production from African nations is adding to already plentiful supplies.
Cocoa for December delivery fell $99, or 4 percent, Wednesday to end at $2,399 per metric ton.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula joins World Cocoa Foundation.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula has joined the World Cocoa Foundation in support of efforts to provide economic, social and environmental development in cocoa -growing communities.

In science:

Computations in CoCoA reveal that the number of quadratic first syzygies of these initial ideals varies between 2 and 25.
Nice Initial Complexes of Some Classical Ideals
Instrumental in generating these examples was the commutative algebra program CoCoA .
The border of the Hilbert function of a set of points in P^{n_1} x ... x P^{n_k}
However, using CoCoA to compute the Hilbert function of X1 and X2 , we find that that the Hilbert functions are not equal.
The border of the Hilbert function of a set of points in P^{n_1} x ... x P^{n_k}
Part of this work was completed at the Universit`a di Genova, and I would like to thank the people there, especially the members of the CoCoA group, for their hospitality. I would especially like to thank my supervisor Tony Geramita for introducing me to this problem and for his encouragement and help.
The border of the Hilbert function of a set of points in P^{n_1} x ... x P^{n_k}
Robbiano, CoCoA, a system for doing Computations in Commutative Algebra, Available via anonymous ftp from: A.V.
The border of the Hilbert function of a set of points in P^{n_1} x ... x P^{n_k}