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es·pres·so(ĭ-sprĕs′ō, ĕ-sprĕs′ō) also ex·pres·so (ĭk-sprĕs′ō, ĕk-)
n. pl. es·pres·sos also ex·pres·sos
1. A strong coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through darkly roasted, finely ground coffee beans.
2. A serving of this beverage: ordered an espresso with dessert.
n, pl -sos
1. (Cookery) strong coffee made by forcing steam or boiling water through ground coffee beans
2. (Cookery) an apparatus for making coffee in this way
[C20: Italian, short for caffè espresso, literally: pressed coffee]
a strong coffee prepared by forcing hot water through finely ground dark-roast coffee beans.
[1940–45; < Italian (caffè) espresso pressed (coffee)]
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|Noun||1.||espresso - strong black coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans|