A kind of paste or cake prepared from several ingredients, the chief and basis of which is the cacao nut. The cacao, after being roasted, is ground to a paste. The English manufacturers are said to mix the flour of horse-beans, or other farinaceous vegetable matter, to soften the strong taste of the cacao; some vanilla and sugar are likewise added by them. The Spanish chocolate contains cloves, cinnamon, besides musk, ambergris, etc., which are not agreeable to the English palate.