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

Definition of mocha

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

Examples of mocha in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This snack has its own emoji, comes in flavors like pumpkin spice, mocha and banana, and is now available as an aromatherapy scent. The Conversation, oregonlive, 26 Apr. 2022 Think licorice, cherry and minestrone aromas followed by a stew of mocha and blackberry flavors. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2022 Its flavors of blackberry and black currant are framed by firm, grippy tannins, finishing with a hint of mocha. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Mar. 2022 The bakery giant’s Boost Jumbo Donettes, which the company plans to ship out this month, will come in two flavors — chocolate mocha and caramel macchiato. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2022 It can be enjoyed hot or cold (on ice) or even mixed in with some coffee for a cafe mocha or even some bourbon to keep you really warm. Rachel King, Fortune, 12 Feb. 2022 Also on the menu is a tuxedo mocha that combines the same French sauce with white chocolate and espresso. Zareen Syed,, 22 Dec. 2021 There’s an awful lot to love on the palate, with juicy, briary berry fruit—red, blue and black—layered over toasted spice and mocha, with impressive length. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2021 Floral notes mingle with forest, tobacco, mint, spice and crushed rock, while mountain herbs season rich layers of cassis and dark mocha through an endless, elegant finish. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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“Mocha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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Mocha 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

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

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