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 and Etymology of arabica
New Latin, specific epithet of Coffea arabica, from Latin, feminine of Arabicus Arabian
First Known Use: 1882See Words from the same year
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