demitasse

noun
demi·​tasse | \ˈde-mi-ˌtas, -ˌtäs, -mē-\

Definition of demitasse 

: a small cup of black coffee also : the cup used to serve it

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Arrange 12 oven-safe espresso (demitasse) cups about two inches apart on baking sheet; set aside. 2. House Beautiful, "Sandra Lee's Mini Chicken Potpies," 12 Sep. 2012 This is bookended by the signature dessert — Coffee and Donuts, small doughnuts and a demitasse filled with cappuccino semifreddo — one of several sweets that round out the 12-plus-course menu. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "The French Laundry has successfully reinvented itself," 5 Jan. 2018 A few radish slices are a gentle nod to the French fondness for radishes with butter; a demitasse-size pour of verjus offers tangy contrast. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Ruxbin grows up with clean-line decor that matches chef Kim's precise cooking," 7 July 2017 There may even be a coffee ceremony going on, with incense burning as demitasse cups are filled with pungent black liquid. Nicolas Niarchos, The New Yorker, "A Vegan Ethiopian Feast at Bunna Café," 27 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of demitasse

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for demitasse

French demi-tasse, from demi- + tasse cup, from Middle French, from Arabic ṭass — more at tazza

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demitasse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of demitasse

: a small amount of black coffee that is served in a small cup; also : the cup used to serve it

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