coffee bean

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of coffee bean

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

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