robusta coffee

noun
ro·​bus·​ta coffee | \ rōˈbəstə- \

Definition of robusta coffee

1 : a coffee (Coffea canephora) that is indigenous to Central Africa but grown in Java and elsewhere and has high resistance to coffee rust
2a : the seed of robusta coffee
b : coffee brewed from the seed of robusta coffee

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for robusta coffee

New Latin robusta (specific epithet of Coffea robusta, synonym of Coffea canephora), from Latin, feminine of robustus

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about robusta coffee

Statistics for robusta coffee

Cite this Entry

“Robusta coffee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robusta%20coffee. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!