Definition of mocha in English:


Syllabification: mo·cha
Pronunciation: /ˈmōkə


  • 1A fine-quality coffee.
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    • A whoosh of freshly ground mocha coffee hits the nose and then, once the wine hits your mouth, it's joined by black fruits, liquorice, spice and a spray of refreshing acidity.
    • The local coffee mocha (named after the town al-Mukha), became an important item in world trade.
    • Many grocery stores carry all kinds of ‘specialty coffees’ such as mint, mocha, or almond.
  • 1.1A drink or flavoring made with or in imitation of this, typically with chocolate added.
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    • Not mention, I was horribly addicted to iced mochas and hot chocolates.
    • I drink café mochas at least four or five times a day.
    • Once people are used to going back to school and get back into more daily rituals, they will go back to lattes and mochas.
  • 1.2A dark brown color.
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    • If you have brown eyes, stick with taupe, sable and mocha hues.
    • Then she realized that one of his eyes was deep mocha brown and the other was a bright sky blue, almost too blue.
    • A barbecued duck breast with roasted plums might have been enjoyable if it hadn't arrived mocha brown.
  • 2A soft kind of leather made from sheepskin.


late 18th century: named after Mocha, a port on the Red Sea, from where the coffee and leather were first shipped.

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