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chocolate
 
SYLLABICATION:choc·o·late
PRONUNCIATION:  chôk-lt, chôklt, chk-
NOUN:1. Fermented, roasted, shelled, and ground cacao seeds, often combined with a sweetener or flavoring agent. 2. A beverage made by mixing water or milk with chocolate. 3. A small, chocolate-covered candy with a hard or soft center. 4. A grayish to deep reddish brown to deep grayish brown.
ADJECTIVE:1. Made or flavored with chocolate: chocolate pudding. 2. Of a grayish to deep reddish brown to deep grayish brown.
ETYMOLOGY:Spanish, from Nahuatl xocolatl : xococ, bitter + atl, water.
OTHER FORMS:choc·o·lat·y, choc·o·lat·ey (-l-t) —ADJECTIVE
 
 
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