- (initial capital letter) Also Mukha. a seaport in the Republic of Yemen on the Red Sea.
- a choice variety of coffee, originally grown in Arabia.
- a flavoring obtained from a coffee infusion or a combined infusion of chocolate and coffee.
- a brownish chocolate color.
- a glove leather, finer and thinner than doeskin, the best grades of which are made from Arabian goatskins.
Origin of mocha
Examples from the Web for mocha
Fagerstron asked, noting "I have formula (orange container/sensitive) and mocha stuff on my list."The Quirks in the Sarah Palin Emails
Shushannah Walshe, Michael Falcone
June 12, 2011
But first—a mocha latte, then he's going back to camp out on Pearl Square all night.Inside the Bahrain Revolt
February 19, 2011
At Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa showed restrained shifts in subtly shifting textures from ivory to mocha.NY Fashion Week: Time for Fashion to Get Hip
February 17, 2011
Mocha is the offspring of the marriage of two plain-looking beans: coffee and cacao.4 Autumnal Desserts
November 18, 2010
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.
The true Bourbon is obtained from the first few crops of Mocha seed.
The coffee most cultivated in Mexico is supposed to have come from Mocha seed.
- a strongly flavoured dark brown coffee originally imported from Arabia
- a flavouring made from coffee and chocolate
- a soft glove leather with a suede finish, made from goatskin or sheepskin
- a dark brown colour
- (as adjective)mocha shoes
- 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)
Word Origin and History for mocha
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.