robusta coffee


ro·​bus·​ta coffee
: a coffee (Coffea canephora) that is indigenous to Central Africa but grown in Java and elsewhere and has high resistance to coffee rust
: the seed of robusta coffee
: coffee brewed from the seed of robusta coffee

Word History


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

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!

Dictionary Entries Near robusta coffee

Cite this Entry

“Robusta coffee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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