mocha

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English[edit]

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A caffè mocha.

Etymology[edit]

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.

The beans often had a chocolaty flavor, hence by extension came to refer to any coffee with a chocolate flavor, or any mixture of coffee and chocolate flavors, notably coffee with chocolate syrup added.

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mocha (countable and uncountable, plural mochas)

  1. (countable) A coffee drink with chocolate syrup added, or a serving thereof; a caffè mocha.
  2. A strong Arabian coffee
  3. A coffee and chocolate mixed flavour
  4. A dark brown colour, like that of mocha coffee.
    mocha colour:    
  5. An Abyssinian weight, equivalent to a Troy grain.

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mocha (not comparable)

  1. Of a dark brown colour, like that of mocha coffee.

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Irish[edit]

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mocha

  1. nominative / vocative / dative plural of moch
  2. strong genitive plural of moch

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mocha mhocha unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.