arabica coffee

or A·rab·ic·a cof·fee

[ uh-rab-i-kuh-kaw-fee, kofee ]

  1. a tree, Coffea arabica, of the madder family, the principal species of coffee cultivated in Latin America and the chief coffee tree of commerce.

  2. the seeds, usually called beans, of this tree.

  1. the beverage made from the ground beans.

Origin of arabica coffee

First recorded in 1840–45; from New Latin arabica the specific epithet, from Latin: feminine of Arabicus Arabic
  • Also called a·rab·i·ca; A·ra·bi·an cof·fee [uh-rey-bee-uhn kaw-fee, kofee]. /əˈreɪ bi ən ˈkɔ fi, ˈkɒf i/.

Words Nearby arabica coffee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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