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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Rubiaceae — the coffee plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the genus comprising the coffee trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A considerable genus of shrubs, natural order Rubiaceæ, natives of tropical Asia and Africa. Some species yield coffee. See cut under coffee.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. coffee trees

Etymologies

From New Latin, from Arabic قهوة (qahwah). (Wiktionary)

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