Definition of robusta
1 : a hardy shrub or tree (Coffea canephora) that is indigenous to central Africa but has been introduced elsewhere (as in Java) and yields seeds that form a usually lower quality coffee of commerce than that of arabica
2 : the seeds of robusta especially roasted and often ground
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Leaf rust, a fungal disease that affects both arabica and robusta plants, is also devastating the industry.
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Origin and Etymology of robusta
New Latin robusta, specific epithet of Coffea robusta, synonym of Coffea canephora
First Known Use: 1909See Words from the same year
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