arabica coffee

/euh rab"i keuh/
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 of this tree.
3. the beverage made from the ground seeds. Cf. robusta coffee.
Also, Arabica coffee. Also called Arabian coffee.
[ < NL arabica the species name, L: fem of Arabicus ARABIC]

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