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espresso

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noun espres·so \e-ˈspre-(ˌ)sō\

Simple Definition of espresso

  • : strong coffee that is made by forcing steam through finely ground roasted coffee beans

Full Definition of espresso

plural espres·sos

  1. 1 :  coffee brewed by forcing steam or hot water through finely ground darkly roasted coffee beans

  2. 2 :  a cup of espresso

Variants of espresso

also ex·pres·so play \ik-ˈspre-(ˌ)sō\

Origin of espresso

Italian (caffè) espresso, probably literally, coffee made on the spot at the customer's request


First Known Use: 1945


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