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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Verb[edit]

chocolate ‎(third-person singular simple present chocolates, present participle chocolating, simple past and past participle chocolated)

  1. (transitive, rare) To add chocolate to; to cover (food) in chocolate.

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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]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chocolate m (plural chocolates)

  1. chocolate

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations: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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chocolate m ‎(plural chocolates)

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

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