coffee ring

noun

Definition of coffee ring

: coffee cake in the shape of a ring

Examples of coffee ring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The coffee ring effect occurs when a single liquid evaporates and the solids that had been dissolved in the liquid, like coffee grounds, form a telltale ring. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 2 Dec. 2020 The shape of the droplets is also a factor in the coffee ring effect. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 12 Aug. 2020 The top is scarred with coffee rings, the penny jar never full. oregonlive.com, 16 June 2019

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First Known Use of coffee ring

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coffee ring was in 1924

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“Coffee ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coffee%20ring. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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