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coffee tree

n
1. (Plants) any of several rubiaceous trees of the genus Coffea, esp C. arabica, the seeds of which are used in the preparation of the beverage coffee
2. (Plants) short for Kentucky coffee tree

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coffee tree - any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beanscoffee tree - 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
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Of the many possible alternatives, two of my personal choices are the Kentucky coffee tree (Gynoclodus dioicus) and catalpa (C.
While local farmers have done a good job at rejuvenating old trees, there is a limit on the length of time that one coffee tree can continue to produce high quality yields.
The coffee tree, native to Sudan and Ethiopia but now widely cultivated, bears small red berries containing the seeds, or the coffee bean.
The Arboretum contains more than 700 trees and shrubs that are 100 years or older, including magnolias, tulip trees, Katsura trees, silver maples, black walnut, Japanese Tree Lilacs, witch hazels and one of the oldest, accessioned in 1873, the Kentucky coffee tree.
While Ghambari's scores were certainly impressive, it was her signature drink, which included espresso grown on the grounds of El Manzano in El Salvador, combined with coffee cherry jam and coffee flower blossom honey infused with smoke from coffee tree wood that captivated the judges and earned her the title.
From the ultra-rare Arabica varieties of Rume Sudan and pointed Bourbon from the island of Reunion, to the tiny dwarf-type Murta coffee tree, which resembles a tea bush rather than coffee.
The fruit which comes from the coffee tree is green when young, turning yellow and bright red when harvested - this is the coffee bean.
The Kentucky Coffee Tree is a very cold-hardy plant, tolerating temperatures down to about-22[degrees]F.
So determined was he to plant coffee in the West Indies that he forfeited his water ration on the long journey across the sea to water the coffee tree cultivated from a cutting of a tree housed in the "Jardin des Plantes" in Paris.
Frutarom Health which provides top quality health ingredients for the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and functional food industries is represented by the Echinacea flower and the coffee tree image which was chosen to symbolize Frutarom's activity in the field of flavour and fragrance ingredients.
1998) estimated that at low to moderate CBB densities, the manual removal of mature berries is a highly effective strategy when <5 such berries per coffee tree remain after one pass of harvesting, reasonably effective when 6-10 berries remain, and ineffective when >10 such berries are left on coffee trees.
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.