Definitions of coffee

  1. a medium to dark brown color Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The coffee tree. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The beverage made from the roasted and ground berry. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Rubiaceous trees or shrubs, Coffea arabica and C. robusta, that yield CAFFEINE and THEOPHYLLINE. Ground beans or seeds are infused with water to make beverage. Medical Dictionary DB
  9. The seeds of a plant used to make a well-known drink; the drink; the plant: coffeehouse, a house where coffee and other refreshments are sold. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The seed of the berry of Coffea arabica; it is the source of the alkaloid caffeine; roasted coffee is official in the N.F. as coffea tosta. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. A seed or berry from which caffeine is derived; also a popular beverage. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. A drink made from the seeds of the coffee-tree, a native of Arabia. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. The seed of a tropical tree; a drink made of it. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. The seeds of a tropical tree; also, a beverage made from them, or the tree producing them. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The berry of a shrub, a native of Arabia, though now raised in other warm climates of Asia and America; a beverage made from the berries after they have been roasted and ground. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A plant, a native of Caffa in Arabia, now extensively cultivated in the W. Indies and elsewhere; the seeds roasted and ground, an infusion of which is drunk as a beverage. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. The Coffea, growing in Abyssinia, Arabia, Persia, and other warm regions of Asia and Africa, and also in tropical America. dictgcide_fs
  18. The beverage made by decoction of the roasted and ground berry of the coffee tree. dictgcide_fs
  19. a cup of coffee{3}, especially one served in a restaurant; as, we each had two donuts and a coffee; three coffees to go. dictgcide_fs
  20. a social gathering at which coffee is served, with optional other foods or refreshments. dictgcide_fs
  21. a color ranging from medium brown to dark brown. dictgcide_fs
  22. kof'[=e], n. a drink made from the seeds of the coffee-tree, a native of Arabia: the powder made by roasting and grinding the seeds.--ns. COFF'EE-BEAN, the seed of the coffee-plant; COFF'EE-BERR'Y, the fruit of the coffee-tree; COFF'EE-BUG, the Lecanium coffeæ, destructive to the coffee-plant; COFF'EE-CUP, a cup for coffee; COFF'EE-HOUSE, a house where coffee and other refreshments are sold; COFF'EE-MILL, a small mill or machine for grinding coffee-beans; COFF'EE-POT, a pot or vessel in which coffee is prepared and served; COFF'EE-ROOM, a room in a hotel where coffee and other refreshments are served. [Turk. qahveh--Ar. qahwah, orig. meaning wine.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. [Latin] The berries of the Coffea arabica, a plant of the Rubiaceae growing in most tropical countries. It contains about 1 per cent. of caffeine, to which its properties are due. See Caffeine. Its infusion is used as a beverage and in poisoning by alcohol and opium. na
  24. Drink made from seeds of a shrub roasted& ground; light meal with c., c. as final course at dinner; the shrub, its seeds raw, roasted, or ground; c.-bean, the seed; c.-cup, of special shape or size; c.-grounds, sediment after infusion; c.-house, refreshment house; c.-mill, for grinding seeds; c.-pot, for making or serving c. in; c.-room, public dining-room of hotel; c.-tavern, temperance refreshment house. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. (name given to temperance refreshment houses w. ref. to GIN -palace). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. The dried seeds of Coffea Arabica and the decoction of the same. American pocket medical dictionary.
  27. The seed of Coffea arabica, also an infusion of the same. Coffee contains caffein and a volatile oil; roasted coffee also contains caffeone, an aromatic principle, which contributes to its pharmacological action. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. n. [Arabic] [French] The berries of a tree growing in to Arabia, Persia, and the warm climates of Asia and Amerika. Each berry contains two kernels of coffee; —a drink made from the roasted berry of the coffee-tree by decoction. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. The coffee tree; the berries of the coffee-tree ; a drink made by the infusion of those berries in hot water. Complete Dictionary

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