Meaning of COFFEE in English


■ noun

1》 a hot drink made from the roasted and ground bean-like seeds of a tropical shrub.

↘~ seeds roasted and ground, or a powder made from them.

2》 the shrub which yields ~ seeds. [Genus Coffea : several species.]


C16: from Turk. kahveh , from Arab. ḳahwa .

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