Definitions for COFFEEˈkɔ fi, ˈkɒf i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cof•feeˈkɔ fi, ˈkɒf i(n.)

  1. a beverage consisting of a decoction or infusion of the roasted ground seeds (cof′fee beans`) of the two-seeded fruit (cof′fee ber`ry) of certain coffee trees.

  2. the seeds or fruit themselves.

    Category: Plants

  3. a tropical tree of the madder family that yields coffee beans, as Coffea arabica and

    C. canefora.

    Category: Plants, Cooking

  4. a cup of coffee.

  5. a reception at which coffee and other refreshments are served:

    political coffees.

  6. medium to dark brown.

  7. (adj.)of a coffee color.

  8. flavored with coffee.

Origin of coffee:

1590–1600; < It caffè < Turkish kahve < Ar qahwah

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coffee, java(noun)

    a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans

    "he ordered a cup of coffee"

  2. coffee, coffee tree(noun)

    any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans

  3. coffee bean, coffee berry, coffee(noun)

    a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee

  4. chocolate, coffee, deep brown, umber, burnt umber(noun)

    a medium brown to dark-brown color

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. coffee(noun)ˈkɔ fi, ˈkɒf i

    a hot brown drink made from the beans of a tropical plant

    black coffee; a cup of coffee

Wiktionary

  1. coffee(Noun)

    A beverage made by infusing the beans of the coffee plant in hot water.

  2. coffee(Noun)

    The seeds of the plant used to make coffee, misnamed u2018beansu2019 due to their shape.

  3. coffee(Noun)

    A tropical plant of the genus Coffea.

  4. coffee(Noun)

    The end of the mealu2014where coffee is usually served.

    He did not stay for coffee.

  5. coffee(Adjective)

    Of a pale brown colour, like that of milk coffee.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coffee(noun)

    the "beans" or "berries" (pyrenes) obtained from the drupes of a small evergreen tree of the genus Coffea, growing in Abyssinia, Arabia, Persia, and other warm regions of Asia and Africa, and also in tropical America

  2. Coffee(noun)

    the coffee tree

  3. Coffee(noun)

    the beverage made from the roasted and ground berry

Freebase

  1. Coffee

    Coffee is a brewed beverage with a distinct aroma and flavor, prepared from the roasted seeds of the Coffea plant. The seeds are found in coffee "berries", which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, Maldives, and Africa. Green coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. Coffee is slightly acidic and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content. It is one of the most consumed drinks in the world. Wild coffee's energizing effect was likely first discovered in the northeast region of Ethiopia. Coffee cultivation first took place in southern Arabia; the earliest credible evidence of coffee-drinking appears in the middle of the 15th century in the Sufi shrines of Yemen. In East Africa and Yemen, coffee was used in native religious ceremonies that were in competition with the Christian Church. As a result, the Ethiopian Church banned its secular consumption until the reign of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia. The beverage was also banned in Ottoman Turkey during the 17th century for political reasons and was associated with rebellious political activities in Europe.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Coffee

    A beverage made from ground COFFEA beans (SEEDS) infused in hot water. It generally contains CAFFEINE and THEOPHYLLINE unless it is decaffeinated.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COFFEE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1729

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COFFEE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #883

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COFFEE' in Nouns Frequency: #693


Translations for COFFEE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

coffee(adjective)

the colour of the drink when mixed with milk.

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