mocha

mocha

[moh-kuh]
noun
1.
(initial capital letter) . Also, Mukha. a seaport in the Republic of Yemen on the Red Sea.
2.
a choice variety of coffee, originally grown in Arabia.
3.
a flavoring obtained from a coffee infusion or a combined infusion of chocolate and coffee.
4.
a brownish chocolate color.
5.
a glove leather, finer and thinner than doeskin, the best grades of which are made from Arabian goatskins.

Origin:
1765–75 for def 2

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mocha (ˈmɒkə)
 
n
1.  a strongly flavoured dark brown coffee originally imported from Arabia
2.  a flavouring made from coffee and chocolate
3.  a soft glove leather with a suede finish, made from goatskin or sheepskin
4.  a.  a dark brown colour
 b.  (as adjective): mocha shoes

Mocha or Mokha (ˈmɒkə)
 
n
a port in Yemen, on the Red Sea; in the former North Yemen until 1990: formerly important for the export of Arabian coffee. Pop: 14 562 (2005 est)
 
Mokha or Mokha
 
n

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mocha
1733, from Mocha, Red Sea port of Yemen, from which coffee was exported. Meaning "mixture of coffee and chocolate" first recorded 1849. As a shade of dark brown, it is attested from 1895.
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mocha

town, southwestern Yemen, on the Red Sea and the Tihamah coastal plain. Yemen's most renowned historic port, it lies at the head of a shallow bay between two headlands, with an unprotected anchorage 1.5 miles (2.5 km) offshore. It was long famous as Arabia's chief coffee-exporting centre; the term mocha and variations of the word have entered European languages as a synonym for the high-quality coffee of the species Coffea arabica, still grown in the Yemen Highlands and formerly exported through the town.

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