Meaning of COFFEE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈkȯ-fē, ˈkä- ]


Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Italian & Turkish; Italian caffè, from Turkish kahve, from Arabic qahwa

Date: 1598


a. : a beverage made by percolation, infusion, or decoction from the roasted and ground seeds of a coffee plant

b. : any of several Old World tropical plants (genus Coffea and especially C. arabica and C. canephora ) of the madder family that are widely cultivated in warm regions for their seeds from which coffee is prepared

c. : coffee seeds especially roasted and often ground — compare arabica , robusta

d. : a dehydrated product made from brewed coffee

instant coffee

also : a beverage made from this

2. : a cup of coffee

two coffee s

3. : coffee hour


coffee 1b


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