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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cocoa  \Co"coa\  (k[=o]"k[-o]),  n.,  Cocoa  palm  \Co"coa  palm`\ 
  (p[aum]m`)[Sp.  &  Pg  coco  cocoanut,  in  Sp  also  cocoa  palm. 
  The  Portuguese  name  is  said  to  have  been  given  from  the 
  monkeylike  face  at  the  base  of  the  nut,  fr  Pg  coco  a 
  bugbear,  an  ugly  mask  to  frighten  children.  Cf.,  however,  Gr 
  koy^ki  the  cocoa  palm  and  its  fruit,  ko`i:x,  ko`i:kos,  a  kind 
  of  Egyptian  palm.]  (Bot.) 
  A  palm  tree  producing  the  cocoanut  ({Cocos  nucifera}).  It 
  grows  in  nearly  all  tropical  countries,  attaining  a  height  of 
  sixty  or  eighty  feet.  The  trunk  is  without  branches,  and  has 
  a  tuft  of  leaves  at  the  top  each  being  fifteen  or  twenty 
  feet  in  length,  and  at  the  base  of  these  the  nuts  hang  in 
  clusters;  the  cocoanut  tree. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cocoa  \Co"coa\,  n.  [Corrupted  fr  cacao.] 
  A  preparation  made  from  the  seeds  of  the  chocolate  tree,  and 
  used  in  making,  a  beverage;  also  the  beverage  made  from  cocoa 
  or  cocoa  shells. 
 
  {Cocoa  shells},  the  husks  which  separate  from  the  cacao  seeds 
  in  preparing  them  for  use 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cocoa 
  n  1:  made  from  baking  chocolate  or  cocoa  powder  and  milk  and 
  sugar  [syn:  {chocolate},  {hot  chocolate}] 
  2:  powder  of  ground  roasted  cacao  beans  with  most  of  the  fat 
  removed 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cocoa,  FL  (city,  FIPS  13150) 
  Location:  28.37700  N,  80.75017  W 
  Population  (1990):  17722  (8248  housing  units) 
  Area:  19.4  sq  km  (land),  5.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  32922,  32926 




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