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robusta coffee

[roh-buhs-tuh] /roʊˈbʌs tə/
noun
1.
a coffee tree, Coffea canephora, native to western tropical Africa and cultivated in warm regions of the Old World.
2.
the seed of this plant.
3.
the coffee made from the seeds.
Also called robusta.
Compare arabica coffee.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; robusta < Latin rōbusta, feminine of rōbustus robust
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  • Arabica coffee normally contains less caffeine than the robusta variety.
British Dictionary definitions for robusta

robusta

/rəʊˈbʌstə/
noun
1.
a species of coffee tree, Coffea canephora
2.
coffee or coffee beans obtained from this plant
Word Origin
from Latin rōbustus strong
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