Word of the Day: Cocoa

co-coa / ˈkōkō


  1. a powder made from roasted, husked, and ground seeds of a cacao plant

[M]ake sure to use non-alkalized cocoa powder or dark chocolate containing more than 70% cocoa if you want to maximize health benefits.

Elise Mendl, ?-



  1. a beverage made by mixing cacao powder with water or milk; served hot

Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,

That is the finest of suppers, I think

When I’m grown up and can have what I please,

I think I shall always insist upon these.

Christopher Morley, 1890-1957


  1. a warm medium brown color

When she sang “You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” at the Kennedy Center, she strode on stage in her cocoa-colored lace evening gown and full-length fur coat, clutching a sparkling handbag.