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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.


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


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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This involves introducing the cocoa farmers to sustainable methods of farming through workshops and training.
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In its description of an industry-funded study, the New York Times article implied that cocoa butter raised cholesterol no more than olive oil.
In her characterization of Willow Springs, Cocoa's island home situated off the Georgia/South Carolina coast, Naylor presents a world outside white parameters, a place in no state, on no map, connected to the mainland by the flimsiest of bridges periodically destroyed by storms.
Premium quality cocoa has always been judged on many functional criteria - percentage of solids, flavor, color, fineness and a fat content of 10%-12%.
According to recent ITC research on the international market for cocoa and cocoa products, countries in Eastern Europe may offer potential for increased sales over the medium term for exporters in developing countries.
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Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has debunked claims made by some cocoa farmers in the Ahafo Region that government interventions to boost the cocoa sector are not well felt in the area.