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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.
By the time she served the hot black liquid in the small white enamel demitasses, every inch of the house was permeated with the scent of coffee.
Linoleic acid is the most frequently used fatty acid in cosmetic products as it is anti-inflammatory, moisturises the skin, and aids in the healing process of demitasses, sunburns, and acne [23].