coffee tree


: a tree (such as arabica) that produces coffee

Examples of coffee tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, it can be kept smaller through pruning and, in the tropics, is sometimes grown under coffee trees in Africa and under tea trees in Sri Lanka. Joshua Siskin, Orange County Register, 20 Apr. 2024 In their native land, coffee trees typically grow in the understory of tropical forests. Lesley Evans Ogden, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Jan. 2024 These ants are also very nasty to humans, attacking workers pruning coffee trees. Lesley Evans Ogden, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Jan. 2024 Farmers are felling coffee trees traditionally grown in this cool hilly region to plant spiky durians, pungent fruits that have become wildly popular in China. Jon Emont, WSJ, 11 Nov. 2023 Coffee is made from beans produced by a coffee tree. Dallas News, 12 Jan. 2023 Two live coffee trees in planters frame the entrance. Deborah Storey | For, al, 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,, 7 Nov. 2019 But some caution against rushing to uproot coffee trees. Caroline Wambui, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of coffee tree was in 1732

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“Coffee tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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