a. A rich pungent Arabian coffee.
b. Coffee of high quality.
c. A coffee beverage flavored with milk, sugar, and cocoa.
d. A serving of any of these beverages.
2. A flavoring made of coffee mixed with chocolate.
3. A soft, thin, suede-finished glove leather usually made from sheepskin.
4. A dark olive brown.
[After Mocha, a town of southwest Yemen.]
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