robusta

noun, often attributive ro·bus·ta \ rō-ˈbəs-tə \

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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Origin and Etymology of robusta

New Latin robusta, specific epithet of Coffea robusta, synonym of Coffea canephora


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