coffee

[ kaw-fee, kof-ee ]
/ ˈkɔ fi, ˈkɒf i /

noun

adjective


Nearby words

  1. cofactor,
  2. cofc,
  3. cofeature,
  4. coff,
  5. coff's harbour,
  6. coffee bag,
  7. coffee bar,
  8. coffee break,
  9. coffee cream,
  10. coffee cup

Origin of coffee

1590–1600; < Italian caffè < Turkish kahve < Arabic qahwah

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British Dictionary definitions for coffee

coffee

/ (ˈkɒfɪ) /

noun

  1. a drink consisting of an infusion of the roasted and ground or crushed seeds of the coffee tree
  2. (as modifier)coffee grounds
Also called: coffee beans the beanlike seeds of the coffee tree, used to make this beverage
short for coffee tree
  1. a medium to dark brown colour
  2. (as adjective)a coffee carpet
wake up and smell the coffee See wake 1 (def. 7)

Word Origin for coffee

C16: from Italian caffè, from Turkish kahve, from Arabic qahwah coffee

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Word Origin and History for coffee

coffee

n.
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