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 (dĕm′ē-tăs′, -täs′)
1. A small cup of strong black coffee or espresso.
2. The small cup used to serve this drink.

[French demi-tasse : demi-, demi- + tasse, cup (from Old French, from Arabic ṭašt, basin, from Persian tašt, from Middle Persian; akin to Avestan tašta-, cup, bowl).]


(ˈdɛmɪˌtæs; French dəmitɑs)
1. (Cookery) a small cup used to serve coffee, esp after a meal
2. (Cookery) the coffee itself
[C19: French, literally: half-cup]


(ˈdɛm ɪˌtæs, -ˌtɑs, ˈdɛm i-)

1. a small cup for serving strong black coffee.
2. the coffee served.
[1835–45; < French: literally, half-cup]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demitasse - small cup of strong black coffee without milk or creamdemitasse - small cup of strong black coffee without milk or cream
coffee, java - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"
2.demitasse - small coffee cup; for serving black coffee
coffee cup - a cup from which coffee is drunk


[ˈdemɪtæs] N [of coffee] → taza f pequeña, tacita f (de café)


n (US: = cup) → Mokkatasse f; (= coffee)Kaffee m
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He read old almanacs at the book-stalls on the quays, and he began to frequent another cafe, where more newspapers were taken and his postprandial demitasse cost him a penny extra, and where he used to con the tattered sheets for curious anecdotes, freaks of nature, and strange coincidences.
Duterte seems nothing more than a wrinkle in time, or simply a tempest in a demitasse.
line that included teapots, dessert plates, mugs, demitasse cups and saucers, vases and hot plates.
The ladies were then offered refreshing Fruit Slushies served in small swan containers with demitasse spoons.
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The collection includes plates, teacup and saucer, demitasse cup and saucer, breakfast cup and saucer, teapot, cream jug, sugar bowl, canister, coffee cup and saucer and sandwich tray.
Approximately the size of a demitasse, its core element is an egg-shell thin body that corresponds to the much refined porcelain of the conventional demitasse.
Over the last few years, it has also sparked the growth of related items like coffee mugs and demitasse cups.
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The cup known as a demitasse is used to serve what?
Dean's Seafood Grill & Bar has carefully selected Banfi wines to highlight the delicate and complex flavors of its dishes, including the San Angelo Pinot Grigio paired with a cucumber shrimp salad canape, and the Chardonnay accompanied by Tuna Tartare Demitasse with banana and shallot.