coffee tree


: a tree (such as arabica) that produces coffee

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The choices are blueberry ginger and cascara, made from the cherry fruit of a coffee tree. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 July 2018 Home gardeners, too, are experimenting with coffee trees in frost-free gardens. Nan Sterman,, 31 May 2018 Indoors, place your coffee tree a few feet away from any windows. Nan Sterman,, 31 May 2018 Many of California’s coffee trees are planted into avocado groves. Nan Sterman,, 31 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of coffee tree was in 1732

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Cite this Entry

“Coffee tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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