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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chocolate \Choc"o*late\, n. [Sp., fr. the Mexican name of the cacao. Cf. Cacao, Cocoa.]
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.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1600, from Nahuatl (Aztecan) xocolatl, possibly from xocolia "to make bitter" + atl "water." Brought to Spain by 1520, from thence to the rest of Europe. Originally a drink; as a paste or cake made of ground, roasted, sweetened cacao seeds, 1640s.\nTo a Coffee-house, to drink jocolatte, very good [Pepys, "Diary," Nov. 24, 1664].\nAs a color from 1776. Chocolate chip is from 1940; chocolatier is attested from 1888.\n
1 Made of or containing chocolate. 2 Having a dark reddish-brown colour/color. n. 1 (context uncountable English) A food made from ground roasted cocoa beans 2 (context uncountable English) A drink made by dissolving this food in boiling milk 3 (context countable English) A single, small piece of confectionery made from chocolate 4 (context uncountable English) A dark, reddish-brown colour/color, like that of chocolate v
(label en transitive rare) To add chocolate to; to cover (food) in chocolate.
Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block, or used as a flavoring ingredient in other foods. Cacao has been cultivated by many cultures for at least three millennia in Mesoamerica. The earliest evidence of use traces to the Mokaya (Mexico and Guatemala), with evidence of chocolate beverages dating back to 1900 BCE. In fact, the majority of Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Maya and Aztecs, who made it into a beverage known as xocolātl , a Nahuatl word meaning "bitter water". The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste and must be fermented to develop the flavor.
After fermentation, the beans are dried, cleaned, and roasted. The shell is removed to produce cacao nibs, which are then ground to cocoa mass, pure chocolate in rough form. Because the cocoa mass is usually liquefied before being molded with or without other ingredients, it is called chocolate liquor. The liquor also may be processed into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Unsweetened baking chocolate (bitter chocolate) contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, a combination of cocoa solids, cocoa butter or other fat, and sugar. Milk chocolate is sweet chocolate that additionally contains milk powder or condensed milk. White chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, and milk, but no cocoa solids.
Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world, and a vast number of foodstuffs involving chocolate have been created, particularly desserts including cakes, pudding, mousse, chocolate brownies, and chocolate chip cookies. Many candies are filled with or coated with sweetened chocolate, and bars of solid chocolate and candy bars coated in chocolate are eaten as snacks. Gifts of chocolate molded into different shapes (e.g., eggs, hearts) have become traditional on certain Western holidays, such as Easter and Valentine's Day. Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages such as chocolate milk and hot chocolate and in some alcoholic drinks, such as creme de cacao.
Although cocoa originated in the Americas, in the 2000s, Western Africa produces almost two-thirds of the world's cocoa, with Ivory Coast growing almost half of it. In 2009, Salvation Army International Development stated that child labor and the human trafficking and slavery of child laborers are used in African cocoa cultivation.
The first recorded use of chocolate as a color name in English was in 1737.
This color is a representation of the color of the most common type of chocolate, milk chocolate.
Chocolate is the fifth episode of the first season of Masters of Horror. It originally aired in North America on November 25, 2005. It was directed by Mick Garris and based on his short story.
Chocolate is a 2001 Tamil film directed by A. Venkatesh alone written and produced by R. Madhesh. Featuring Prashanth and Jaya Re in the lead roles, the film also has Livingston, Suhasini, Mumtaj and Nagendra Prasad in supporting roles, while the film's score and soundtrack are composed by Deva. The film opened to a positive response at the box office in September 2001.
"Chocolate" is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, taken from her ninth studio album Body Language (2003). It was written by its producer Johnny Douglas and Karen Poole. The song is a ballad which uses a chocolate simile to describe Minogue's obsession with love. It contains elements of disco and funk and employs breathy and whispery vocals. It was released as the third and final single from the album on 28 June 2004 by Parlophone.
Critical reception towards "Chocolate" varied from favourable to mixed; some critics favoured its commercial appeal and Minogue's vocals, while some criticised it for being dated. In Australia, the song failed to reach the top ten and peaked at number 14. It found more success in the United Kingdom, where it became her 27th top-ten hit after it debuted at number six on the UK Singles Chart. The single also charted inside the top twenty in Hungary and Italy.
A music video for "Chocolate" was directed by Dawn Shadforth and was envisioned as a tribute to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals. It chiefly features Minogue and numerous backup dancers, in a hall, performing a dance routine choreographed by Michael Rooney. The song was performed live by Minogue at the one-off concert show Money Can't Buy and TV show Top of the Pops. "Chocolate" was included on the set list of the singer's Showgirl: The Greatest Hits and Showgirl: The Homecoming tours.
"Chocolate" is a song by UK alternative rock band Snow Patrol. It was released as the third single from their third studio album, Final Straw. The music for the track was written by all four members of the band, while the lyrics are by lead vocalist Gary Lightbody.
The single version is slightly different from the album version. The most noticeable alteration is the use of a chime solo between the 1st chorus and 2nd verse on the single instead of the continued guitar riff which appears on the album.
An edited version of "Chocolate" is featured on the trailer for The Last Kiss starring Zach Braff. It also features in the Torchwood episode " Cyberwoman" and it was used for the highlights on the last-ever 'Wales On Saturday'.
"Chocolate" is a song from The Time's 1990 album Pandemonium. The song was originally recorded in mid-April, 1983 by Prince at Sunset Sound studios during sessions for Ice Cream Castle. Prince originally performed all instruments and vocals (backing vocals by Wendy & Lisa) and this recording remains unreleased, but circulates among collectors. The song was reworked in late 1989 for inclusion on Pandemonium and contains input by the band. Part of Prince's original vocals were edited and included to be a humorous account between Morris Day and a feisty waiter.
"Chocolate" is a pop-funk offering driven by a drum machine pattern and infectious bassline. The drum pattern is very similar to Prince's "Lady Cab Driver" from 1999, and several lines from the Prince outtake "Cloreen Baconskin" (from Crystal Ball) were re-used throughout the song. Added to the mix are the familiar keyboard replacements for horns and funky rhythm guitar, with a bluesy solo toward the end of the song. The title refers to sex; "gimme some of your chocolate" is a euphemism for African-American vagina. The song is a humorous number, with Day recounting a woman allowing him to spend money on her without giving up the "chocolate".
The song was released as the second single from Pandemonium with "My Drawers" from Ice Cream Castle as a B-side. A maxi-single was also released with several remixes of the song. The song only achieved moderate success, reaching #44 on the R&B charts.
Chocolate is a foodstuff.
Chocolate may also refer to:
Chocolate was a Uruguayan band from Montevideo, specializing in cumbia music. They released 3 studio albums, and at their peak, became a huge success in South America, even touring the United States in 2001. In Argentina & Uruguay, they achieved 2 Gold & 3 Platinum discs.
Chocolate is a 2005 Bollywood crime thriller film starring Anil Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Arshad Warsi, Emraan Hashmi, Tanushree Dutta, Sushma Reddy, Irrfan Khan and the British recording artist Emma Bunton in the lead roles. Most of it was shot in London. The story borrows heavily from 1995 Hollywood film The Usual Suspects.
Chocolate , also known as Zen, Warrior Within, is a 2008 Thai martial arts film starring Yanin "Jeeja" Vismistananda in her debut film performance. It is directed by Prachya Pinkaew, with martial arts choreography by Panna Rittikrai. It also stars Hiroshi Abe and Pongpat Wachirabunjong.
"Chocolate" is a song by English indie rock band The 1975. The song was originally recorded by the band for their second extended play, Music for Cars, where it appears as the second track, and later appeared as the third track on their eponymous debut studio album, The 1975. The single peaked at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart, number 18 on the Scottish Singles Chart and number 9 on the Irish Singles Chart, and has been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. The song was featured in a teaser trailer for the film Love, Rosie (2014). In 2015, the single was certified Gold in the United States.
Usage examples of "chocolate".
I had five boxes of Fiddle Faddle, two bags of Double-Stuff Oreo cookies, a ten-pack of Snickers bars, two bags of Fritos and one of Doritos, seven Gogurts in a variety of flavors, one bag of Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies, a box of Count Chocula, a two-pound bag of Skittles, and a six-pack of Yoo-Hoo locked in my room.
She handed over an airmail letter and a well- wrapped packet about the size of a box of chocolates.
They were not of Polynesian ancestry, but boasted skin tanned the color of light chocolate.
I was deeply moved, and was about to throw my arms about her neck without answering when the chocolate came.
Pearl, unpack and hang everything up carefully, iron things that had wrinkled, take a bath, put on the pajamas she usually wore when she slept without me, get in bed with Pearl, have a half cup of frozen chocolate yogurt sweetened with aspartame, and watch a movie.
Very well pleased with my grand appearance, I went to the coffee-room, and, taking some chocolate, began to read the newspapers, quite at my ease, and delighted to see that everybody was puzzled.
We took a cup of chocolate together, and I then begged her to lie down beside me in bed without undressing, and to treat me as I had treated her the day before, that she might have some experience of the martyrdom I had sung in my verses.
In the morning my fair niece came into my room just as Clairmont was washing my feet, and begged me to let her have some coffee as chocolate made her hot.
Costa, who had boasted of his skill in making chocolate in the Spanish fashion, received orders to make us three cups in the morning.
Did time and space allow, there is much to be told on the romantic side of chocolate, of its divine origin, of the bloody wars and brave exploits of the Spaniards who conquered Mexico and were the first to introduce cacao into Europe, tales almost too thrilling to be believed, of the intrigues of the Spanish Court, and of celebrities who met and sipped their chocolate in the parlours of the coffee and chocolate houses so fashionable in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
An hour afterwards I had a delicious fish supper, and, before I retired to bed, a servant came to enquire whether I would take chocolate in the morning before or after mass.
As soon as he had dismissed him, he came to me, and ordered his servant to serve the chocolate.
She came in directly after, and I had no sooner swallowed the chocolate than I was seized with a violent attack of sickness, the effect of anger, which at its height may kill the man who cannot satisfy it.
Next morning, Rose came in by herself to ask me for a cake of chocolate, for, as she said, Le Duc was now ill in real earnest.
Her mouth fastened to mine, and her hand, which she left to my pleasure with all the gentleness of a lamb, was already in motion when Rose came in with my chocolate.