English[edit | edit source]

File:Chocolate.jpg

chocolate (confectionery)

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Often said to come from Template:Nah[[Category:Template:Nah derivations|Chocolate]] 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 an irregular change of x to ch). However, the form xocolatl 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 the correct etymology to be chicolātl, a word found in several modern Nahuatl dialects.

In any case, the word chocolate reached English via Spanish.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • (Aus): IPA: /ˈtʃɒklət/, /ˈtʃɒkələt/; SAMPA: /"tSQkl@t/, /"tSQk@l@t/
  • (UK): IPA: /ˈtʃɒklɪt/, /ˈtʃɒkəlɪt/; SAMPA: /"tSQklIt/, /"tSQk@lIt/
    noicon
    (file)
  • (US, CA): IPA: /ˈtʃɑklət/, /ˈtʃɑkələt/, SAMPA: /"tSAkl@t/, /"tSAk@l@t/
    noicon
    (file)
    noicon
    (file)

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Chocolate

Plural
s

Chocolate (s)

  1. (uncountable) A food made from ground roasted cocoa beans.
    Chocolate is a very popular treat.
  2. (countable) A single, small piece of confectionery made from chocolate.
    He bought her some chocolates as a gift.
  3. (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:   

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Related terms[edit | edit source]

Translations[edit | edit source]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Chocolate (not comparable)

Positive
Chocolate

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

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

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

See Derived terms for the noun

Translations[edit | edit source]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • "chocolate." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 17 Nov. 2006. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chocolate>
  • "chocolate." Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1). Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006. 17 Nov. 2006. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chocolate>
  • Dakin, Karen; Wichmann, Søren. (2000) ‘Cacao and Chocolate: An Uto-Aztec perspective’. Ancient Mesoamerica, vol. 11, pp.55–75.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl. University of Texas Press, p. 54.

External links[edit | edit source]

  1. REDIRECT Template:PL:1911

French[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Chocolate f.

  1. Feminine of chocolat.

Galician[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Chocolate m. (plural Chocolates)

  1. chocolate

Interlingua[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Chocolate

Plural
s

Chocolate (s)

  1. chocolate

Portuguese[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: /ʃokoˈlaʧi/

Noun[edit | edit source]

Chocolate m. (plural Chocolates)

  1. chocolate

Spanish[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Possibly from Template:Nah[[Category:es:Template:Nah derivations|Chocolate]] xocoatl, though the etymology is unclear.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: /tʃokoˈlate/, SAMPA: /tSoko"late/

Noun[edit | edit source]

Chocolate m. (plural Chocolates)

Singular
Chocolate m.

Plural
Chocolates m.

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

af:chocolate ast:chocolate zh-min-nan:chocolate et:chocolate el:chocolate es:chocolate fr:chocolate ko:chocolate hy:chocolate hr:chocolate io:chocolate id:chocolate it:chocolate kk:chocolate sw:chocolate la:chocolate lv:chocolate hu:chocolate ml:chocolate nl:chocolate ja:chocolate no:chocolate pl:chocolate pt:chocolate ru:chocolate simple:chocolate fi:chocolate sv:chocolate tl:chocolate ta:chocolate te:chocolate th:chocolate tr:chocolate vi:chocolate zh:chocolate

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.