arabica

noun, often attributive arab·i·ca \ ə-ˈra-bə-kə \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of arabica

New Latin, specific epithet of Coffea arabica, from Latin, feminine of Arabicus Arabian


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