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CHOCOLATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chocolate mean? 

CHOCOLATE (noun)
  The noun CHOCOLATE has 3 senses:

1. a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
2. a food made from roasted ground cacao beans
3. a medium brown to dark-brown color

  Familiarity information: CHOCOLATE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHOCOLATE (noun)


Sense 1chocolate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

chocolate; cocoa; drinking chocolate; hot chocolate

Hypernyms ("chocolate" is a kind of...):

beverage; drink; drinkable; potable (any liquid suitable for drinking)

Meronyms (substance of "chocolate"):

cocoa (powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed)


Sense 2chocolate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A food made from roasted ground cacao beans

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("chocolate" is a kind of...):

food; solid food (any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment)

Meronyms (substance of "chocolate"):

cacao bean; cocoa bean (seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chocolate"):

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 backing and coatings; not technically chocolate because it contains no chocolate liquor)


Sense 3chocolate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A medium brown to dark-brown color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

deep brown; burnt umber; umber; chocolate; coffee

Hypernyms ("chocolate" is a kind of...):

brown; brownness (an orange of low brightness and saturation)


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