cof·fee (kôfē, kŏfē)
a. Any of various tropical African shrubs or trees of the genus Coffea, especially C. arabica or C. canephora, widely cultivated in the tropics for their seeds that are dried, roasted, and ground to prepare a stimulating aromatic drink.
b. The beanlike seeds of this plant, two of which are found in each fruit.
c. The beverage prepared from the seeds of this plant: likes to drink coffee with breakfast.
d. A serving of such a beverage: ordered two coffees with sugar.
2. A moderate brown to dark brown or dark grayish brown.
3. An informal social gathering at which coffee and other refreshments are served.
[Alteration (influenced by Italian caffè, from Ottoman Turkish) of Ottoman Turkish qahve, from Arabic qahwa; see qhw in Semitic roots.]
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fruits of a coffee plant
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