WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
cof•fee /ˈkɔfi, ˈkɑfi/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] a beverage made from hot water poured over the roasted ground or crushed seeds(ˈcof•fee ˌbeans) of the fruit of certain coffee trees.
  2. Plant Biology[uncountable] the seeds or fruits themselves, or a powder similar to the ground seeds, used to make the beverage.
  3. Plant Biology[uncountable] a tropical tree that produces coffee beans.
  4. a cup of coffee:[countable]I'll have two coffees, one with sugar and one without.
  5. [uncountable] medium to dark brown.

adj. [usually before a noun]
  1. of a coffee color.
  2. flavored with coffee.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
cof•fee  (kôfē, kofē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a beverage consisting of a decoction or infusion of the roasted ground or crushed seeds(coffee beans′) of the two-seeded fruit(coffee ber′ry) of certain coffee trees.
  2. Plant Biologythe seeds or fruit themselves.
  3. Plant Biologyany tropical tree or shrub of the genus Coffea, of the madder family, esp. C. arabica and C. canephora, cultivated commercially. Cf. Arabian coffee, robusta coffee.
  4. a cup of coffee:We ordered four coffees and three doughnuts.
  5. a social gathering at which coffee and other refreshments are served.
  6. medium to dark brown.

adj. 
  1. coffee-colored.
  • Arabic qahwah
  • Turkish kahve
  • Italian caffè
  • 1590–1600


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

coffee /ˈkɒfɪ/ n
  1. a drink consisting of an infusion of the roasted and ground or crushed seeds of the coffee tree
  2. (as modifier): coffee grounds
  3. Also called: coffee beans the beanlike seeds of the coffee tree, used to make this beverage
  4. a medium to dark brown colour
  5. (as adjective): a coffee carpet
Etymology: 16th Century: from Italian caffè, from Turkish kahve, from Arabic qahwah coffee



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