from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A species of coffee, Coffea arabica, originating in Ethiopia and widely cultivated for its high-quality, commercially valuable seeds.
  • n. The beanlike seed of this plant.
  • n. The coffee brewed from the seed of this plant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a species of coffee plant, Coffea arabica, from Ethiopia
  • n. the bean of this plant
  • n. coffee made from these coffee beans


New Latin (Coffea) arabica, species name, from Latin, feminine of Arabicus, from Arabia, from Greek Arabikos, from Araps, Arab-, an Arab; see Arab.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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