ja·​va | \ ˈja-və How to pronounce java (audio) , ˈjä- How to pronounce java (audio) , -vē \
variants: or less commonly Java

Definition of java

1 : coffee
2 usually Java : arabica coffee beans of plants grown in Java, Indonesia that produce a usually full-bodied coffee of low to medium acidity

Examples of java in a Sentence

a hot cup of java
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First Known Use of java

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for java

Java, island of Indonesia

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“Java.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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Java geographical name

Ja·​va | \ ˈjä-və How to pronounce Java (audio) , ˈja- \
variants: or Indonesian Djawa \ ˈjä-​və How to pronounce Java (audio) \

Definition of Java

island of Indonesia in the Greater Sunda Islands southeast of Sumatra and south of Borneo between the Java Sea and the Indian Ocean; chief city Jakarta area 51,007 square miles (132,618 square kilometers), population 107,581,306

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