mo·​cha | \ ˈmō-kə How to pronounce mocha (audio) \

Definition of mocha

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a(1) : the small, irregular-shaped coffee beans of plants grown in the mountainous regions of Yemen that produce an earthy, strong coffee of usually medium to high acidity Mocha beans, from Yemen, confer a winey accent to mellow-tasting Java beans from Indonesia.Consumer Reports also : the coffee prepared from mocha beans
(2) : a similar coffee grown in Ethiopia
b : a flavoring made of a strong coffee infusion or of a mixture of cocoa or chocolate with coffee
2 : a pliable suede-finished glove leather from African sheepskins
3 : a dark chocolate-brown color


geographical name
Mo·​cha | \ ˈmō-kə How to pronounce Mocha (audio) \
variants: or Arabic Al Mukhā \ ˌäl-​mu̇-​ˈḵä How to pronounce Mocha (audio) \

Definition of Mocha (Entry 2 of 2)

town and port on the Red Sea in southwestern Yemen population 10,428

Examples of mocha in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Slowpokes has a few fall specials across its three locations, including the pumpkin pie latte and the Boo-berry latte, a white mocha with blueberry. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 7 Oct. 2021 Our choice today is salted caramel mocha, a touch of the Jersey Shore. Ed Silverman, STAT, 5 Oct. 2021 Perennials with fall foliage changes include switch grass and little bluestem, which can blush plum-purple, burgundy, or golden; the bluestem can get almost pinkish-lavender on its way to finishing warm mocha. Miri Talabac,, 30 Sep. 2021 The store will offer the Dark Knight mocha coffee with triple loyalty points, a one-day-only non-caffeinated option called Poison Ivy and on-the-hour barista specials. Kathleen Christiansen,, 24 Sep. 2021 Among its fall flavors are a caramel pumpkin brûlée cold brew, a cinnamon swirl oat milk latte and an iced white chocolate mocha. Malak Silmi, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Sep. 2021 And your grande, quad, nonfat, one-pump, no-whip mocha is no exception. David Lazarus, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Sep. 2021 And your grande, quad, nonfat, one-pump, no-whip mocha is no exception. Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2021 Try The Jam, a frozen blended drink made with peanut butter, banana, Nutella and espresso, or the Arizona Sunset mocha made with dark chocolate and orange syrup. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of mocha


1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

History and Etymology for mocha


Mocha, Yemen

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9 Oct 2021

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“Mocha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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: a drink that is a mixture of coffee and chocolate

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