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coffee tree

any tree, as Coffea arabica, yielding coffee beans.
Origin of coffee tree
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In it I read that you were in warm lands where the coffee-tree grows.

    Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • The fruit of the coffee-tree is a deep-red berry not quite so large as a cherry.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • The coffee-tree may be cultivated in almost any soil that is fertile; it thrives best, however, in red soil.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • The coffee-tree is thought to be in its prime at from five to ten years of age.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
  • In the Province of Cavite there appeared to be very little system in the culture of the coffee-tree.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • It was he who planted the fine old trees which now shade the lawn; among them the coffee-tree so much admired.

  • Thus far we had not seen a rubber-tree, vanilla-vine, coffee-tree, or anything else that we would accept as a gift.

    A Journey in Southeastern Mexico Henry Howard Harper
  • There are strawberries, of the largest size, growing beside a coffee-tree the tree being filled with coffee-berries.

    Mexico and its Religion Robert A. Wilson
  • Coffee covered with the skin is called boun, and the coffee-tree, boun-tree (sejar et boun).

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
British Dictionary definitions for coffee-tree

coffee tree

any of several rubiaceous trees of the genus Coffea, esp C. arabica, the seeds of which are used in the preparation of the beverage coffee
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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