- n. 巧克力，巧克力糖；巧克力色
- adj. 巧克力色的；巧克力口味的
- n. (Chocolate)人名；(葡)绍科拉特
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来自南美土著语，词源有争议。一说来自cacahuatl, caca即cacao(可可豆)，atl, 水。另一说来自xocolatl, 苦水，xococ, 苦的，atl, 水。
- chocolate:  Chocolate is one of the contributions made to English by the Nahuatl language of the Aztec people. Their xocolatl was a compound noun formed from xococ ‘bitter’ and atl ‘water’, and therefore when first adopted by European languages (via Spanish) it was used for the drink ‘chocolate’. This was its original sense in English, and it was not for half a century or more that it came to be applied to solid, edible ‘chocolate’.
- chocolate (n.)
- 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.
To a Coffee-house, to drink jocolatte, very good [Pepys, "Diary," Nov. 24, 1664].
As a color from 1776. Chocolate chip is from 1940; chocolatier is attested from 1888.
- 1. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in a bowl suspended over simmering water.
- 2. I only resist things like chocolate if I feel really gross.
- 3. When depressed, they dramatically overindulge in chocolate and sweets.
- 4. That was Nicholas's cue to ask for another chocolate chip cookie.
- 5. They insist on tastier chocolate than the anaemic British stuff.
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