chocolate

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English[edit]

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chocolate (confectionery)

Etymology[edit]

Often said to come from Nahuatl xocolātl (e.g. American Heritage Dictionary 2000) or chocolatl (e.g. dictionary.com 2006), which would be derived from xococ (bitter) and ātl (water), with (in the latter case) an irregular change of x to ch. However, the form xocolātl 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 that the etymon is chicolātl, a word found in several modern Nahuatl dialects. Yet another theory is that the prefix came from Yucatec Maya chocol (hot).

In any case, the word chocolate reached English via Spanish and the second element is probably the Nahuatl word ātl (water).

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Noun[edit]

chocolate (countable and uncountable, plural chocolates)

  1. (uncountable) A food made from ground roasted cocoa beans
    Chocolate is a very popular treat.
  2. (uncountable) A drink made by dissolving this food in boiling milk
  3. (countable) A single, small piece of confectionery made from chocolate
    He bought her some chocolates as a gift.
  4. (uncountable) A dark, reddish-brown colour/color, like that of chocolate
    As he cooked it the whole thing turned a rich, deep chocolate.
    chocolate colour:    

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Adjective[edit]

chocolate (comparative more chocolate, superlative most chocolate)

  1. Made of or containing chocolate.
  2. Having a dark reddish-brown colour/color.

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References[edit]

  • chocolate” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • 2000, Karen Dakin, Søren Wichmann, ‘Cacao and Chocolate: An Uto-Aztec perspective’, Ancient Mesoamerica, vol. 11, pages 55–75.
  • 1983, Frances Karttunen, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl (University of Texas Press), page 54.

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

chocolate m (plural chocolates)

  1. Alternative form of chicolate.

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chocolate

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) feminine form of chocolat

Verb[edit]

chocolate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chocolater
  2. third-person singular present indicative of chocolater
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of chocolater
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of chocolater

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

chocolate m (plural chocolates)

  1. chocolate

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

chocolate (plural chocolates)

  1. chocolate

Portuguese[edit]

chocolate

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish chocolate, from Classical Nahuatl, possibly from xocolātl or chocolātl (a late attestation), though the etymology is unclear. See chocolate.

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Noun[edit]

chocolate m (plural chocolates)

  1. chocolate

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Spanish[edit]

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chocolate

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl, possibly from xocolātl or chocolātl (a late attestation), though the etymology is unclear. See chocolate.

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Noun[edit]

chocolate m (plural chocolates)

  1. chocolate (food made from cocoa beans; confectionery)
  2. (slang) hash

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