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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Kentuck′y cof′fee tree`(n.)

  1. a tall tree of E North America, Gymnocladus dioica, of the legume family, having brown pods with seeds formerly used as a substitute for coffee.

    Category: Plants

Origin of Kentucky coffee tree:

1775–85

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kentucky coffee tree, bonduc, chicot, Gymnocladus dioica(noun)

    handsome tree of central and eastern North America having large bipinnate leaves and green-white flowers followed by large woody brown pods whose seeds are used as a coffee substitute

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