arabica

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noun, often attributive arab·i·ca \ə-ˈra-bə-kə\

Definition of arabica

  1. 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. 2 :  the seeds of arabica especially roasted and often ground

Origin and Etymology of arabica

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


First Known Use: 1882


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