ja·va /ˈʤævə, ˈʤɑ, vi/
1. One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to the Netherlands.
2. Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java.
Java cat Zool., the musang.
Java sparrow Zool., a species of finch (Padda oryzivora), native of Java, but very commonly kept as a cage bird; -- called also ricebird, and paddy bird. In the male the upper parts are glaucous gray, the head and tail black, the under parts delicate rose, and the cheeks white. The bill is large and red. A white variety is also kept as a cage bird.
n 1: an island in Indonesia south of Borneo; one of the world's
most densely populated regions
2: a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans;
"he ordered a cup of coffee" [syn: coffee]
3: a simple platform-independent object-oriented programming
language used for writing applets that are downloaded from
the World Wide Web by a client and run on the client's