coffee tree


Definition of coffee tree

1 : a tree (such as arabica) that produces coffee

Examples of coffee tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two live coffee trees in planters frame the entrance. Deborah Storey | For, al, "Rooster’s Crow Roastery owner says coffee is ‘a gift from God’," 23 Dec. 2019 There, Chicago artist Eulojio Ortega has painted a handsome five-level mural that portrays a succession of images, from growing coffee trees to farmers harvesting the coffee. Blair Kamin,, "Column: The world’s largest Starbucks, opening Friday in Chicago, is one of the finest flagships on the Mag Mile," 7 Nov. 2019 But some caution against rushing to uproot coffee trees. Caroline Wambui, The Christian Science Monitor, "Kenyan farmers swap coffee for avocados to tap into global boom," 6 July 2018 The choices are blueberry ginger and cascara, made from the cherry fruit of a coffee tree. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Vennture Brew Co. brings coffee and beer to Washington Heights neighborhood," 11 July 2018 Home gardeners, too, are experimenting with coffee trees in frost-free gardens. Nan Sterman,, "Branching out with new crops," 31 May 2018 Indoors, place your coffee tree a few feet away from any windows. Nan Sterman,, "Branching out with new crops," 31 May 2018 Many of California’s coffee trees are planted into avocado groves. Nan Sterman,, "Branching out with new crops," 31 May 2018 Pointing at huge swathes of coffee trees covering the hills, painting once barren land vibrant shades of green, Dubria spoke about planting more to combat deforestation and soil erosion. Kieran Guilbert, The Christian Science Monitor, "Coffee brews peace, business between communities in the Philippines," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of coffee tree

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Coffee tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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