Origin: 1595–1605; < Sp < Nahuatl chocolātl
Pronounciation: chaw-kuh-lit, chok-uh-, chawk-lit, chok
1.a preparation of the seeds of cacao, roasted, husked, and ground, often sweetened and flavored, as with vanilla.
2.a beverage made by dissolving such a preparation in milk or water, served hot or cold: a cup of hot chocolate.
3.candy made from such a preparation.
4.an individual piece of this candy.
5.any syrup or flavoring made from this preparation or artificially imitating its flavor.
6.a dark brown color. –adjective
7.made, flavored, or covered with chocolate: chocolate cake; chocolate ice cream.
8.having the color of chocolate; dark-brown.