Definition of caffa
1 : a rich silk cloth with printed or woven designs popular in the 16th century
2 : a painted cotton cloth formerly made in India
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Origin and Etymology of caffa
Arabic dialect kaffa, kaffīyah (literary Arabic kūfīyah), from al-Kufah Al Kufa, town in Iraq where it was made
First Known Use: 1531See Words from the same year
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