Origin of robustaModL, former species name from L, fem of robustus, robust
- a. A hardy species of coffee, Coffea canephora, of western Africa, widely cultivated for its commercially valuable seeds, often considered inferior to arabica seeds.b. The beanlike seed of this plant.
- The coffee brewed from the seeds of this plant.
Origin of robustaNew Latin (Coffea) rōbusta former species name of Coffea canēphora from Latin feminine of rōbustus strong ; see robust .
(usually uncountable, plural robustas)
From New Latin Coffea robusta, from Latin robusta, feminine of robustus (“strong").