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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coffee  \Cof"fee\  (?;  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. 
 
  2.  The  coffee  tree. 
 
  Note:  There  are  several  species  of  the  coffee  tree,  as 
  {Coffea  Arabica},  {C.  occidentalis},  and  {C.  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''. 
 
  3.  The  beverage  made  from  the  roasted  and  ground  berry. 
 
  They  have  in  Turkey  a  drink  called  coffee.  .  .  . 
  This  drink  comforteth  the  brain  and  heart,  and 
  helpeth  digestion.  --Bacon. 
 
  Note:  The  use  of  coffee  is  said  to  have  been  introduced  into 
  England  about  1650,  when  coffeehouses  were  opened  in 
  Oxford  and  London. 
 
  {Coffee  bug}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  species  of  scale  insect  ({Lecanium 
  coff[ae]a}),  often  very  injurious  to  the  coffee  tree. 
 
  {Coffee  rat}  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Musang}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coffee 
  n  1:  a  beverage  consisting  of  an  infusion  of  ground  coffee  beans; 
  "he  ordered  a  cup  of  coffee"  [syn:  {java}] 
  2:  any  of  several  small  trees  and  shrubs  native  to  the  tropical 
  Old  World  yielding  coffee  beans  [syn:  {coffee  tree}] 
  3:  a  seed  of  the  coffee  tree;  ground  to  make  coffee  [syn:  {coffee 
  bean},  {coffee  berry}] 
  4:  a  medium  to  dark  brown  color  [syn:  {chocolate},  {deep  brown}, 
  {umber},  {burnt  umber}] 




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