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NOUN (4)

1. a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans;
- Example: "he ordered a cup of coffee"
[syn: coffee, java]

2. any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans;
[syn: coffee, coffee tree]

3. a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee;
[syn: coffee bean, coffee berry, coffee]

4. a medium brown to dark-brown color;
[syn: chocolate, coffee, deep brown, umber, burnt umber]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Coffee \Cof"fee\ (k[add]"f[-e]; k[o^]f"f[-e]; 115), n. [Turk. qahveh, Ar. qahuah wine, coffee, a decoction of berries. Cf. Caf['e].] 1. 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. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. The coffee tree. [1913 Webster] Note: There are several species of the coffee tree, as, Coffea Arabica, Coffea canephora, Coffea occidentalis, and Coffea Liberica. The white, fragrant flowers grow in clusters at the root of the leaves, and the fruit is a red or purple cherrylike drupe, with sweet pulp, usually containing two pyrenes, commercially called "beans" or "berries". [1913 Webster] 3. The beverage made by decoction of the roasted and ground berry of the coffee tree. [1913 Webster] They have in Turkey a drink called coffee. . . . This drink comforteth the brain and heart, and helpeth digestion. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 4. a cup of coffee[3], especially one served in a restaurant; as, we each had two donuts and a coffee; three coffees to go. [PJC] 5. a social gathering at which coffee is served, with optional other foods or refreshments. [PJC] 6. a color ranging from medium brown to dark brown. [PJC] Note: The use of coffee is said to have been introduced into England about 1650, when coffeehouses were opened in Oxford and London. [1913 Webster] Coffee bug (Zool.), a species of scale insect (Lecanium coff[ae]a), often very injurious to the coffee tree. Coffee rat (Zool.) See Musang. [1913 Webster]