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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.
, 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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a. a light to moderate brown colour
b. (as adjective): cocoa paint
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CocoaApple's programming interface (API) for the Mac desktop and iOS mobile operating systems. MacOS and iOS applications are generally programmed in Apple's Xcode development environment using the Objective-C and Swift programming languages. Cocoa provides the framework for the Mac, and Cocoa Touch is the version for mobile devices. See Xcode, macOS, iOS, Classic Environment, Carbon and application framework.
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