Kentucky coffee tree


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Kentucky coffee tree

n.
A deciduous North American tree (Gymnocladus dioicus) in the pea family, having large compound leaves and long flat pods containing seeds that were formerly roasted and used as a coffee substitute.
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Kentucky coffee tree

n
(Plants) a North American leguminous tree, Gymnocladus dioica, whose seeds, in brown curved pulpy pods, were formerly used as a coffee substitute
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Kentuck′y cof′fee tree`


n.
a tall tree of E North America, Gymnocladus dioica, of the legume family, having brown pods with seeds formerly used as a substitute for coffee.
[1775–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kentucky coffee tree - handsome tree of central and eastern North America having large bipinnate leaves and green-white flowers followed by large woody brown pods whose seeds are used as a coffee substituteKentucky coffee tree - handsome tree of central and eastern North America having large bipinnate leaves and green-white flowers followed by large woody brown pods whose seeds are used as a coffee substitute
genus Gymnocladus, Gymnocladus - small genus of deciduous trees of China and United States having paniculate flowers and thick pulpy pods
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Trees that can be planted in the fall include alder, buckeye, catalpa, crabapple, hackberry, honey locust, Kentucky coffee tree, linden, maple, sycamore, pines, and spruces.
Angles are sharp and the numerous terraces will be punctuated by three trees, the tallest of which will be a 35-foot Kentucky coffee tree.
In addition to the cucumber tree, the university obtained seeds from other rare specimens, including a big shellbark hickory, a chinquapin oak, a Kentucky coffee tree, a tulip tree, and a sycamore.
One of the trees scheduled for felling is a Kentucky coffee tree, Gymnocladus dioicus.

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