The definition of coffee is a drink made from ground and roasted beans from a tropical shrub or a color that looks like this drink mixed with milk.(noun)
A drink you order at Starbucks made from roasted ground beans is an example of coffee.
See coffee in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: It caffè < Turk qahwe < Ar qahwa, coffee, said to be after Kaffa, area in Ethiopia, home of the plant
See coffee in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration (influenced by Italian caffè, from Turkish)
Origin: of Ottoman Turkish qahveh
Origin: , from Arabic qahwa; see qhw in Semitic roots.
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