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COFFEE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coffee mean? 

COFFEE (noun)
  The noun COFFEE has 4 senses:

1. a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans
2. any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans
3. a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
4. a medium brown to dark-brown color

  Familiarity information: COFFEE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COFFEE (noun)


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Meaning:

A beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

coffee; java

Context example:

he ordered a cup of coffee

Hypernyms ("coffee" is a kind of...):

beverage; drink; drinkable; potable (any liquid suitable for drinking)

Meronyms (substance of "coffee"):

coffee; coffee bean; coffee berry (a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee)

caffein; caffeine (a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coffee"):

cafe royale; coffee royal (black coffee with Cognac and lemon peel and sugar)

Turkish coffee (drink made from pulverized coffee beans; usually sweetened)

mocha (superior dark coffee made from beans from Arabia)

ice coffee; iced coffee (strong sweetened coffee served over ice with cream)

cappuccino; cappuccino coffee; coffee cappuccino (equal parts of espresso and hot milk topped with cinnamon and nutmeg and usually whipped cream)

espresso (strong black coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans)

drip coffee (coffee made by passing boiling water through a perforated container packed with finely ground coffee)

coffee substitute (a drink resembling coffee that is sometimes substituted for it)

Irish coffee (sweetened coffee with Irish whiskey and whipped cream)

cafe au lait (equal parts of coffee and hot milk)

cafe noir; demitasse (small cup of strong black coffee without milk or cream)

decaf; decaffeinated coffee (coffee with the caffeine removed)


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Meaning:

Any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

coffee tree; coffee

Hypernyms ("coffee" is a kind of...):

tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)

Meronyms (parts of "coffee"):

coffee; coffee bean; coffee berry (a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coffee"):

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)

Holonyms ("coffee" is a member of...):

Coffea; genus Coffea (coffee trees)


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Meaning:

A seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

coffee berry; coffee bean; coffee

Hypernyms ("coffee" is a kind of...):

seed (a small hard fruit)

Holonyms ("coffee" is a part of...):

coffee; coffee tree (any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans)

Holonyms ("coffee" is a substance of...):

coffee; java (a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans)


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Meaning:

A medium brown to dark-brown color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

deep brown; burnt umber; umber; chocolate; coffee

Hypernyms ("coffee" is a kind of...):

brown; brownness (an orange of low brightness and saturation)


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