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arabica coffee

[uh-rab-i-kuh] /əˈræb ɪ kə/
noun
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.
Also, Arabica coffee.
Also called arabica, Arabian coffee.
Compare robusta coffee.
Origin
< New Latin arabica the species name, Latin: feminine of Arabicus Arabic
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  • arabica coffee normally contains less caffeine than the robusta variety.

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