Coffee meaning

kô'fē, kŏf'ē
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.

A drink you order at Starbucks made from roasted ground beans is an example of coffee.

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A moderate brown to dark brown or dark grayish brown.
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A dark-brown, aromatic drink made by brewing in water the roasted and ground beanlike seeds of a tall tropical shrub (genus Coffea) of the madder family.
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These seeds, found in the red berries of the shrub.
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The shrub itself.
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The color of coffee to which milk or cream has been added; light brown.
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A reception or social gathering at which coffee, tea, etc. are served, esp. one held for the purpose of promoting a cause or introducing a political candidate.
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Flavored with coffee.

Coffee ice cream.

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An agricultural product and one of the most popular drinks in the world. Coffee futures and options are traded on the Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange (CSCE), which became a subsidiary of the New York Board of Trade in 1998. The coffee futures contract traded on the CSCE calls for delivery of washed Arabica coffee beans which are grown in several Central and South American, Asian, and African countries.
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A beverage made by infusing the beans of the coffee plant in hot water.
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The seeds of the plant used to make coffee, misnamed ‘beans’ due to their shape.
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A tropical plant of the genus Coffea.
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A pale brown colour, like that of milk coffee.

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The end of the meal—when coffee is usually served.

He did not stay for coffee.

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Of a pale brown colour, like that of milk coffee.
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(intransitive) To drink coffee.
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An informal social gathering at which coffee and other refreshments are served.
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A moderate brown to dark brown or dark grayish brown.
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An informal social gathering at which coffee and other refreshments are served.
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Origin of coffee

  • Alteration (influenced by Italian caffè) (from Ottoman Turkish) of Ottoman Turkish qahve from Arabic qahwa qhw in Semitic roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Alteration (influenced by Italian caffè) (from Ottoman Turkish) of Ottoman Turkish qahve from Arabic qahwa qhw in Semitic roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Italian caffè, from Turkish kahve, from Arabic قهوة (qahwa, “coffee”). Some Ethiopians claim a derivation from Kaffa, an ancient province of Ethiopia where coffee is said to have originated, but this etymology is highly improbable as it fails to explain the initial shift to the Arabic ‘qahwa’. At the same time, qahwa refers only to coffee in liquid form. When it is dry, either as beans or ground, Arabs call coffee بن (bunn). That word comes from ቡና (buna), the Amharic word for coffee.
    From Wiktionary
  • Many sources state that the Arabic term meant ‘a brew’, especially wine.
    From Wiktionary