robusta

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

Definition of robusta

  1. 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. 2 :  the seeds of robusta especially roasted and often ground

Origin and Etymology of robusta

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


First Known Use: 1909


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