Coffee

Definition of Coffee

Cof´fee   Pronunciation: kạ´fė; kǒf´fė; 115
n.1.The "beans" or "berries" (pyrenes) obtained from the drupes of a small evergreen tree of the genus Coffea, growing in Abyssinia, Arabia, Persia, and other warm regions of Asia and Africa, and also in tropical America.
2.The coffee tree.
3.The beverage made by decoction of the roasted and ground berry of the coffee tree.
They have in Turkey a drink called coffee. . . . This drink comforteth the brain and heart, and helpeth digestion.
- Bacon.
4.a cup of coffee{3}, especially one served in a restaurant; as, we each had two donuts and a coffee; three coffees to go.
5.a social gathering at which coffee is served, with optional other foods or refreshments.
6.a color ranging from medium brown to dark brown.
Coffee bug
(Zool.) a species of scale insect (Lecanium coffæa), often very injurious to the coffee tree.
Coffee rat
(Zool.) See Musang.

Related Words

Arabian coffee, Coffea, Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora, Coffea liberica, Coffea robusta, coffee bean, coffee berry, coffee tree, genus Coffea, Liberian coffee, Rio Nunez coffee, robusta coffee, tree
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