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chocolate

Chocolate needs little introduction or definition — it is world famous as a candy, dessert ingredient, hot drink, holiday gift, flavor, and common craving.

Roasted cacao beans make chocolate. If you say, "I want chocolate," this usually means a candy bar or piece of chocolate, though chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, and chocolate shakes all have chocolate as an ingredient. If someone tells you, "My living room is chocolate," don't get too excited — it means the walls are painted the same rich brown as the delicious treat.

Definitions of chocolate
  1. noun
    a food made from roasted ground cacao beans
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    baking chocolate, bitter chocolate, cooking chocolate
    pure unsweetened chocolate used in baking and icings and sauces and candy
    chocolate candy
    candy made with chocolate
    chocolate liquor
    the liquid or paste that is produced when cocoa beans are roasted and ground; the basis of all chocolate
    cocoa butter
    the vegetable fat from the cacao that is extracted from chocolate liquor; the basis for white chocolate
    cocoa powder
    the powdery remains of chocolate liquor after cocoa butter is removed; used in baking and in low fat and low calorie recipes and as a flavoring for ice cream
    bittersweet chocolate, dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate
    chocolate liquor with cocoa butter and small amounts of sugar and vanilla; lecithin is usually added
    couverture
    chocolate that contains at least 32 percent cocoa butter
    milk chocolate
    chocolate made from chocolate liquor with sugar and cocoa butter and powdered milk solids and vanilla and (usually) lecithin; the most common form of chocolate for eating; used in chocolate candy and baking and coatings
    white chocolate
    a blend of cocoa butter and milk solids and sugar and vanilla; used in candy bars and baking and coatings; not technically chocolate because it contains no chocolate liquor
    choc
    colloquial British abbreviation
    chocolate bar
    a bar of chocolate candy
    Dutch-processed cocoa
    cocoa powder treated with a mild alkalizing agent (such as baking soda)
    jimmies, sprinkles
    bits of sweet chocolate used as a topping on e.g. ice cream
    nonpareil
    a flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar
    chocolate kiss
    a kiss that consists of a conical bite-sized piece of chocolate
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    food, solid food
    any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
  2. noun
    a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
    synonyms: cocoa, drinking chocolate, hot chocolate
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    beverage, drink, drinkable, potable
    any liquid suitable for drinking
  3. noun
    a medium brown to dark-brown color
    synonyms: burnt umber, coffee, deep brown, umber
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    type of:
    brown, brownness
    an orange of low brightness and saturation
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