arabica


arab·i·ca

noun, often attributive \ə-ˈra-bə-kə\

Definition of ARABICA

1
:  an evergreen shrub or tree (Coffea arabica) yielding seeds that produce a high-quality coffee and form a large portion of the coffee of commerce
2
:  the seeds of arabica especially roasted and often ground

Origin of ARABICA

New Latin, specific epithet of Coffea arabica, from Latin, feminine of Arabicus Arabian
First Known Use: 1882

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