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cocoa:

see cacaocacao
, tropical tree (Theobroma cacao) of the family Sterculiaceae (sterculia family), native to South America, where it was first domesticated and was highly prized by the Aztecs. It has been extensively cultivated in the Old World since the Spanish conquest.
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Cocoa,

city (1990 pop. 17,722), Brevard co., E Fla., on the Indian River (a lagoon), a segment of the Intracoastal Waterway; inc. 1895. It is a tourist and arts center in a region where citrus fruits are grown. An 8-mi (12.9 km) causeway leads from the city over Indian River to Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, and Cape Canaveral. Patrick Air Force Base is nearby.

cocoa

, cacao
a. a light to moderate brown colour
b. (as adjective): cocoa paint

Cocoa

Apple's programming interface (API) for the Mac desktop and iOS mobile operating systems. Mac OS X applications and iOS applications are generally programmed in Apple's Xcode development environment using the Objective-C programming language. Cocoa provides the framework for the Mac, and Cocoa Touch is the version for mobile devices. See Xcode, Mac OS X, iOS, Classic Environment, Carbon and application framework.
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Assuming no prior C or Objective-C knowledge, the book begins with a review of C and a two-chapter tutorial on Objective-C, the language used for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch.
In this course, participants learn to build feature-rich applications using a variety of Cocoa Touch frameworks.
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Objective-C is the language behind Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, which is the Framework of applications written for the Macintosh, iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad platforms.