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Definition of "arabica" []

  • A species of coffee, Coffea arabica, originating in Ethiopia and widely cultivated for its high-quality, commercially valuable seeds. (noun)
  • The beanlike seed of this plant. (noun)
  • The coffee brewed from the seed of this plant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "arabica" in a sentence
  • "T. Claudius Swifford sipped arabica from the back of his vintage, metal-colored, chauffeur-driven Triton Mercedes as it swooped to meet the maglev."
  • "CoffeeBerry is made from the coffee plant Coffea arabica, which is grown in tropical regions and harvested when sub-ripe, and is a super antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals."
  • "But the near-record prices fetched by mild washed arabica beans, prized by coffee drinkers for the rich flavors they produce, may not be enough to persuade farmers to expand production."