Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[New Latin (Coffea) arabica, species name, from Latin, feminine of Arabicus, from Arabia, from Greek Arabikos, from Araps, Arab-, an Arab; see Arab.]

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