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coffee

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noun cof·fee \ˈkȯ-fē, ˈkä-\

Simple Definition of coffee

  • : a dark brown drink made from ground coffee beans and boiled water

  • : coffee beans

Full Definition of coffee

  1. 1 a :  a beverage made by percolation, infusion, or decoction from the roasted and ground seeds of a coffee plant b :  any of several Old World tropical plants (genus Coffea and especially C. arabica and C. canephora) of the madder family that are widely cultivated in warm regions for their seeds from which coffee is prepared c :  coffee seeds especially roasted and often ground — compare arabica, robusta d :  a dehydrated product made from brewed coffee <instant coffee>; also :  a beverage made from this

  2. 2 :  a cup of coffee <two coffees>

  3. 3 :  coffee hour

Examples of coffee

  1. I bought a pound of coffee.



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Origin of coffee

Italian & Turkish; Italian caffè, from Turkish kahve, from Arabic qahwa


First Known Use: 1598

Rhymes with coffee



COFFEE Defined for Kids

coffee

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noun cof·fee \ˈkȯ-fē\

Definition of coffee

  1. 1 :  a drink made from the roasted and ground seeds (coffee beans) of a tropical plant

  2. 2 :  the roasted seeds of the coffee plant when whole or ground





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