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mocha

[moh-kuh] /ˈmoʊ kə/
noun
1.
(initial capital letter). Also, Mukha. a seaport in the Republic of Yemen on the Red Sea.
2.
a choice variety of coffee, originally grown in Arabia.
3.
a flavoring obtained from a coffee infusion or a combined infusion of chocolate and coffee.
4.
a brownish chocolate color.
5.
a glove leather, finer and thinner than doeskin, the best grades of which are made from Arabian goatskins.
Origin of mocha
1765-1775
1765-75 for def 2
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  • And that pale sherry, and that Chablis, and that exquisite cup of mocha?

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • I leave digestion to take its course, waiting for my mocha and maraschino.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan Charles James Lever
  • For many years it was used on mocha coffee, but it is now out of existence.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • The true Bourbon is obtained from the first few crops of mocha seed.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • The coffee most cultivated in Mexico is supposed to have come from mocha seed.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • mocha coffee was being imported direct in American bottoms about 1804.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
British Dictionary definitions for mocha

mocha

/ˈmɒkə/
noun
1.
a strongly flavoured dark brown coffee originally imported from Arabia
2.
a flavouring made from coffee and chocolate
3.
a soft glove leather with a suede finish, made from goatskin or sheepskin
4.
  1. a dark brown colour
  2. (as adjective): mocha shoes

Mocha

/ˈmɒkə/
noun
1.
a port in Yemen, on the Red Sea; in the former North Yemen until 1990: formerly important for the export of Arabian coffee. Pop: 14 562 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for mocha
n.

1733, "fine coffee," from Mocha, Red Sea port of Yemen, from which coffee was exported. Meaning "mixture of coffee and chocolate" first recorded 1849. As a shade of dark brown, it is attested from 1895.

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