coffee bean

noun
plural coffee beans

Definition of coffee bean

: the usually dried and roasted seed of a tropical plant (genus Coffea and especially C. arabica and C. canephora) from which coffee (see coffee sense 1a) is prepared

First Known Use of coffee bean

1688, in the meaning defined above

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“Coffee bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coffee%20bean. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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