- ( Aus ): IPA: /ˈtʃɒklət/, /ˈtʃɒkələt/; SAMPA: /"tSQkl@t/, /"tSQk@l@t/
- ( UK ): IPA: /ˈtʃɒklɪt/, /ˈtʃɒkəlɪt/; SAMPA: /"tSQklIt/, /"tSQk@lIt/
- ( US, CA ): IPA: /ˈtʃɑklət/, /ˈtʃɑkələt/, SAMPA: /"tSAkl@t/, /"tSAk@l@t/
- ( uncountable ) A food made from ground roasted cocoa beans .
- ( countable ) A single, small piece of confectionery made from chocolate .
- ( uncountable ) A dark, reddish-brown colour/color, like that of chocolate .
- "chocolate." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 17 Nov. 2006. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chocolate>
- "chocolate." Dictionary.com Unabridged ( v 1.0.1 ). Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006. 17 Nov. 2006. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chocolate>
- Dakin, Karen; Wichmann, Søren. ( 2000 ) ‘Cacao and Chocolate: An Uto-Aztec perspective’. Ancient Mesoamerica, vol. 11, pp.55–75 .
- Karttunen, Frances. ( 1983 ) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl. University of Texas Press, p. 54 .
- Chocolate n. [Sp., fr. the Mexican name of the cacao. Cf. Cacao, Cocoa.]
1. A paste or cake composed of the roasted seeds of the Theobroma Cacao ground and mixed with other ingredients, usually sugar, and cinnamon or vanilla.
2. The beverage made by dissolving a portion of the paste or cake in boiling water or milk.
Chocolate house, a house in which customers may be served with chocolate. -- Chocolate nut. See Cacao.
Often said to come from Nahuatl xocolātl ( e.g. US Heritage Dictionary 2000 ) or chocolatl ( e.g. dictionary.com 2006 ), which would be derived from xococ, bitter, and ātl, water, ( with an irregular change of x to ch ). However, the form xocolatl is not directly attested, and chocolatl does not appear in Nahuatl until the mid-18th century. Dakin and Wichmann ( 2000 ) propose that the chocol- element refers to a special wooden stick used to prepare chocolate, and suggest the correct etymology to be chicolātl, a word found in several modern Nahuatl dialects .
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