Kentucky coffee tree

noun

Definition of Kentucky coffee tree

: a tall North American tree (Gymnocladus dioica) of the legume family with bipinnate leaves and large woody brown pods whose seeds have been used as a substitute for coffee

First Known Use of Kentucky coffee tree

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Kentucky coffee tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kentucky%20coffee%20tree. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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