Kentucky coffee tree
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a large tree (Gymnocladus dioica) of the caesalpinia family, with brown, curved pods containing seeds sometimes used as a substitute for coffee: it is native to the E U.S.
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A deciduous North American tree (Gymnocladus dioica) having bipinnately compound leaves and flat pulpy pods with large seeds formerly used as a coffee substitute.