Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rich pungent Arabian coffee.
  • n. Coffee of high quality.
  • n. A coffee beverage flavored with milk, sugar, and cocoa.
  • n. A flavoring made of coffee mixed with chocolate.
  • n. A soft, thin, suede-finished glove leather usually made from sheepskin.
  • n. A dark olive brown.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A coffee drink with chocolate syrup added, or a serving thereof; a caffè mocha.
  • n. A strong Arabian coffee
  • n. A coffee and chocolate mixed flavour
  • n. A dark brown colour, like that of mocha coffee.
  • n. An Abyssinian weight, equivalent to a Troy grain.
  • adj. Of a dark brown colour, like that of mocha coffee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A seaport town of Yemen, on the Red Sea, also spelled Mukha.
  • n. A variety of coffee originally brought from Mocha.
  • n. An Abyssinian weight, equivalent to a Troy grain.
  • n. A flavoring made from an infusion of coffee or of a combination of coffee with chocolate or cocoa.
  • n. A color of a deep chocolate brown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A choice quality of coffee, properly that produced in Yemen in Arabia, Mocha being its port. The mocha of general commerce, however, is obtained from other sources. The kernels are smaller than in other varieties.
  • n. One of certain geometrid moths, notably of the genus Ephyra, having somewhat the color of burnt coffee: as, the dingy mocha, E. orbicularia; the birch mocha, E. pendularia.
  • n. A cat of a black color intermixed with brown: so called from the Mocha stone.
  • n. In glove-making:
  • n. A soft leather made from Arabian goatskins, nominally from Mocha.
  • n. Generally, a very soft sheepskin, tanned principally with oil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a dark brown color
  • n. a flavoring made from coffee mixed with chocolate
  • n. soft suede glove leather from goatskin
  • n. a superior dark coffee made from beans from Arabia

Etymologies

After Mocha, a town of southwest Yemen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Mocha, Yemen, a port on the Red Sea, from Arabic المخا (al-Mukhā), due to its being a major marketplace for coffee during Ottoman rule. (Wiktionary)

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