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cof·fee

 (kô′fē, kŏf′ē)
n.
1.
a. Any of various tropical African shrubs or trees of the genus Coffea, especially C. arabica or C. canephora, widely cultivated in the tropics for their seeds that are dried, roasted, and ground to prepare a stimulating aromatic drink.
b. The beanlike seeds of this plant, two of which are found in each fruit.
c. The beverage prepared from the seeds of this plant: likes to drink coffee with breakfast.
d. A serving of such a beverage: ordered two coffees with sugar.
2. A moderate brown to dark brown or dark grayish brown.
3. An informal social gathering at which coffee and other refreshments are served.

[Alteration (influenced by Italian caffè, from Ottoman Turkish) of Ottoman Turkish qahve, from Arabic qahwa; see qhw in Semitic roots.]

coffee

(ˈkɒfɪ)
n
1. (Cookery)
a. a drink consisting of an infusion of the roasted and ground or crushed seeds of the coffee tree
b. (as modifier): coffee grounds.
2. (Cookery) Also called: coffee beans the beanlike seeds of the coffee tree, used to make this beverage
3. (Plants) short for coffee tree
4. (Colours)
a. a medium to dark brown colour
b. (as adjective): a coffee carpet.
5. wake up and smell the coffee See wake17
[C16: from Italian caffè, from Turkish kahve, from Arabic qahwah coffee]

cof•fee

(ˈkɔ fi, ˈkɒf i)

n.
1. a beverage consisting of a decoction or infusion of the roasted ground seeds (cof′fee beans`) of the two-seeded fruit (cof′fee ber`ry) of certain coffee trees.
2. the seeds or fruit themselves.
3. a tropical tree of the madder family that yields coffee beans, as Coffea arabica and C. canefora.
4. a cup of coffee.
5. a reception at which coffee and other refreshments are served: political coffees.
6. medium to dark brown.
adj.
7. of a coffee color.
8. flavored with coffee.
[1590–1600; < Italian caffè < Turkish kahve < Arabic qahwah]

café

coffee
1. 'café'

A café /'kæfeɪ/ is a place where you can buy drinks and simple meals or snacks. In Britain, cafés often don't sell alcoholic drinks. Café is sometimes spelled cafe.

Is there an internet café near here?
They've opened a cafe in the main square.
2. 'coffee'

Coffee /'kɒfi/ is a hot drink.

Would you like a cup of coffee?
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coffee - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beanscoffee - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"
coffee substitute - a drink resembling coffee that is sometimes substituted for it
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
Irish coffee - sweetened coffee with Irish whiskey and whipped cream
cafe au lait - equal parts of coffee and hot milk
cafe noir, demitasse - small cup of strong black coffee without milk or cream
decaf, decaffeinated coffee - coffee with the caffeine removed
drip coffee - coffee made by passing boiling water through a perforated container packed with finely ground coffee
espresso - strong black coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans
cappuccino, cappuccino coffee, coffee cappuccino - equal parts of espresso and hot milk topped with cinnamon and nutmeg and usually whipped cream
ice coffee, iced coffee - a strong sweetened coffee served over ice with cream
instant coffee - dehydrated coffee that can be made into a drink by adding hot water; "the advantages of instant coffee are speed of preparation and long shelf life"
mocha coffee, mocha - a superior dark coffee made from beans from Arabia
Turkish coffee - a drink made from pulverized coffee beans; usually sweetened
coffee bean, coffee berry, coffee - a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
cafe royale, coffee royal - black coffee with Cognac and lemon peel and sugar
caffein, caffeine - a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects
2.coffee - any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beanscoffee - any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans
coffee bean, coffee berry, coffee - a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
Coffea, genus Coffea - coffee trees
Arabian coffee, Coffea arabica - shrubby tree of northeastern tropical Africa widely cultivated in tropical or near tropical regions for its seed which form most of the commercial coffee
Coffea liberica, Liberian coffee - small tree of West Africa
Coffea canephora, Coffea robusta, Rio Nunez coffee, robusta coffee - native to West Africa but grown in Java and elsewhere; resistant to coffee rust
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
3.coffee - a seed of the coffee treecoffee - a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
coffee, java - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"
coffee tree, coffee - any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans
seed - a small hard fruit
4.coffee - a medium brown to dark-brown colorcoffee - a medium brown to dark-brown color  
brown, brownness - an orange of low brightness and saturation

coffee

noun
Quotations
"The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce" [Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Over the Teacups]

Coffees

americano, arabica, black coffee, Blue mountain, Brazilian, brown coffee, café au lait, café noir, cappuccino, Colombian, Continental, Costa Rican, decaffeinated or decaf, espresso, frappuccino, French roast, instant coffee, Irish or Gaelic coffee, Java, Kenyan, latte, macchiato, mocha, mochaccino, Turkish coffee, robusta, skinny latte, white coffee
Translations
koffie
بِلَوْن القَهْوَهحَبُّ القَهْوَه، بُنقَهْوَة
kávakávovníkkávový
kaffekaffe-
kafo
kohv
kahvikahvinruskeakahvipapukahvipensas
क़हवाकाफ़ीकॉफ़ीकोफ़ी
kava
kávé
kaffikaffilitur
コーヒーコーヒー豆珈琲
커피
kavakavinėkaviniskavinukas
kafijakafijas krāsas-
koffiekoffieboonkoffiebruinmokka
kawakawowiec
cafeă
kávakávovníkkávový
kava
kaffekaffebuskekaffeträd
กาแฟ
قہوہکافیکوفی
cà phê

coffee

[ˈkɒfɪ]
A. Ncafé m
a cup of coffeeuna taza de café, un café
white coffee (milky) → café m con leche; (with dash of milk) → café m cortado
black coffeecafé m solo, tinto m (Col); (large) → café m americano
two white coffees, pleasedos cafés con leche, por favor
B. CPD coffee bar Ncafé m, cafetería f
coffee bean Ngrano m de café
coffee break Ndescanso m (para tomar café)
coffee cake N (Brit) → pastel m de café
coffee cup Ntaza f para café, tacita f, pocillo m (LAm)
coffee filter Nfiltro m de café
coffee grounds NPLposo msing de café
coffee house Ncafé m
coffee machine N (small) → máquina f de café, cafetera f; (= vending machine) → máquina f expendedora de café
coffee maker Nmáquina f de hacer café, cafetera f
coffee mill Nmolinillo m de café
coffee morning Ntertulia f formada para tomar el café por la mañana
coffee percolator N = coffee maker coffee plantation Ncafetal m
coffee service, coffee set Nservicio m de café
coffee shop Ncafé m
coffee spoon Ncucharilla f de café
coffee table Nmesita f para servir el café
coffee whitener Nleche f en polvo

coffee

[ˈkɒfi] n
(= drink) → café m
a cup of coffee → un café
A cup of coffee, please → Un café, s'il vous plaît.
a coffee (= cup) → un café white coffee, black coffee
(= beans, powder) → café mcoffee bar n (British)café mcoffee bean ngrain m de cafécoffee break npause-café fcoffee cake n
(British) (coffee-flavoured)moka m (au café)
(US)gâteau m (que l'on sert avec le café)coffee-coloured [ˈkɒfikʌlərd] adj (dark)(couleur) café inv; (light)(couleur) café au lait invcoffee cup ntasse f à cafécoffee filter nfiltre m à cafécoffee granules ngranulés mpl de cafécoffee grinder nmoulin m à cafécoffee machine n
(in cafe)percolateur m
(= domestic appliance) → cafetière f (électrique), machine f à café
(= vending machine) → machine f à cafécoffee-maker [ˈkɒfimeɪkər] n (gen)cafetière f; (electric)cafetière f électriquecoffee mill nmoulin m à cafécoffee morning n
(= party) réunion de femmes qui se retrouvent pour bavarder autour d'une tasse de café
(for fund-raising)vente f de charité (où l'on sert le café)coffee pot ncafetière fcoffee shop n
(= cafe) → café m
(= shop) → magasin m de cafécoffee spoon ncuiller f à café, cuillère f à cafécoffee table ntable f bassecoffee-table book [ˌkɒfiteɪbəlˈbʊk] n livre de grand format illustré et destiné principalement à un usage décoratif

coffee

nKaffee m; two coffees, pleasezwei Kaffee, bitte

coffee

in cpdsKaffee-;
coffee bar
nCafé nt
coffee bean
nKaffeebohne f
coffee break
nKaffeepause f
coffee cake
nMokkakuchen m
coffee cup
nKaffeetasse f
coffee filter
nKaffeefilter m
coffee grinder
nKaffeemühle f
coffee grounds
plKaffeesatz m
coffee house
n (also Hist) → Kaffeehaus nt
coffee machine
n (= coffee maker)Kaffeemaschine f; (= vending machine)Kaffee-Verkaufsautomat m
coffee maker
coffee percolator
coffeepot
nKaffeekanne f
coffee shop
nCafé nt, → Imbissstube f
coffee table
nCouchtisch m
coffee-table
adj coffee bookBildband m
coffee whitener

coffee

[ˈkɒfɪ] ncaffè m inv
black coffee → caffè nero
white coffee (Am) coffee with cream → caffè con latte
two white coffees, please → due caffè con latte, per favore

coffee

(ˈkofi) noun
(a drink made from) the ground beans of a shrub grown in eg Brazil.
adjective
the colour of the drink when mixed with milk.
ˈcoffee-pot noun
a container from which to serve coffee.
ˈcoffee-shop noun
a café serving coffee etc.

coffee

قَهْوَة káva kaffe Kaffee καφές café kahvi café kava caffè コーヒー 커피 koffie kaffe kawa café обжаренные кофейные зерна kaffe กาแฟ kahve cà phê 咖啡

coffee

n. café.

coffee

n café m; — grounds posos or granos de café; Did the vomit look as if it had coffee grounds in it?..¿Se veía el vómito como si tuviera posos (granos) de café?
References in classic literature ?
There was driftwood, though not much, on the beach, and the sight of a coffee tin I had taken from the Ghost's larder had given me the idea of a fire.
I have the water boiling back there, and was just about to make some coffee.
When he was dressed, Stepan Arkadyevitch sprinkled some scent on himself, pulled down his shirt-cuffs, distributed into his pockets his cigarettes, pocketbook, matches, and watch with its double chain and seals, and shaking out his handkerchief, feeling himself clean, fragrant, healthy, and physically at ease, in spite of his unhappiness, he walked with a slight swing on each leg into the dining-room, where coffee was already waiting for him, and beside the coffee, letters and papers from the office.
I ring for coffee, cigarette, and cherry brandy, and take my chair by the window, just as the absurd little nursery governess comes tripping into the street.
To particularize: the average American's simplest and commonest form of breakfast consists of coffee and beefsteak; well, in Europe, coffee is an unknown beverage.
The coffee had been steadily growing more and more execrable for the space of three weeks, till at last it had ceased to be coffee altogether and had assumed the nature of mere discolored water--so this person said.
At ten minutes to three he was down in the coffee-room in his stockings, carrying his hat-box, coat, and comforter in his hand; and there he found his father nursing a bright fire, and a cup of hot coffee and a hard biscuit on the table.
Still, however, there were many tories, custom-house officers, and Englishmen who used to assemble in the British Coffee House and talk over the affairs of the period.
They had just been served with black coffee by the Arab now officiating as the temporary servant of the club, though he was a figure already familiar, and even famous, as the old servant of the general.
Now, gentlemen," put in Joe, "while doing the same as you, I'm going to get you up a cup of coffee that I think you'll have something to say about.
The little party trooped out of the restaurant and made their way to a corner of the lounge, where tables had already been prepared with coffee and liqueurs.
Inglethorp took her coffee upstairs with her, I do not see what you expect to find, unless you consider it likely that we shall discover a packet of strychnine on the coffee tray