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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The first known use of coffee bean was in 1688

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“Coffee bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coffee%20bean. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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coffee bean

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coffee bean

: the bean of a tropical tree or bush from which coffee is made

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