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Definition of COCOA

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Cocoa \Co"coa\, n. [Corrupted fr. cacao.] 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. [1913 Webster]

     {Cocoa shells}, the husks which separate from the cacao seeds in preparing them for use. [1913 Webster] coconut

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Cocoa \Co"coa\ (k[=o]"k[-o]), n., Cocoa palm \Co"coa palm`\ (k[=o]"k[-o] p[aum]m`)[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.] (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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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