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co·coa noun a powder made from the crushed seeds of the cacao tree, used in making chocolate: Sheena added cocoa to the mix to give it a chocolate flavour.

─ Pharos, English Dictionary for South African Schools

 

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cocoa Preferred to ‘cacao’ both for the chocolate-flavoured drink and for the powder from which the drink is made; but strictly speaking both correct.

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Water and Sewage Works Terms – Eng./Afr. (SA Akademie 1967)
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