[ roh-buhs-tuh ]
/ roʊˈbʌs tə /
a coffee tree, Coffea canephora, native to western tropical Africa and cultivated in warm regions of the Old World.
the seed of this plant.
the coffee made from the seeds.
Compare arabica coffee.
Origin of robusta coffee
1905–10; robusta < Latin rōbusta, feminine of rōbustus robust
Also called ro·bus·ta.
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