mocha

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See also: mǒchá

English[edit]

A caffè mocha.

Etymology[edit]

From Mocha, Yemen, a port on the Red Sea, from Arabic اَلْمُخَا(al-muḵā), 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.
    Synonyms: caffè mocha, mochaccino
  2. A coffee and chocolate mixed flavour.
    mocha fudge
  3. A dark brown colour, like that of mocha coffee.
    mocha colour:  
  4. A strong Arabian coffee.
  5. (historical) 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, and strong genitive plural of moch (early)

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mocha f (genitive singular mocha)

  1. Alternative form of moiche (earliness)

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

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Polish[edit]

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mocha m pers

  1. genitive and accusative singular of moch

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mocha f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective mocho.