Kentucky coffee tree

Kentucky coffee tree

noun
a tall North American tree, Gymnocladus dioica, of the legume family, the seeds of which (Kentucky coffee beans) were formerly used as a substitute for coffee beans.

Origin:
1775–85

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Kentucky coffee tree
 
n
a North American leguminous tree, Gymnocladus dioica, whose seeds, in brown curved pulpy pods, were formerly used as a coffee substitute

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