Coffee bug(Zoöl.), a species of scale insect often very injurious to the coffee tree.Coffee rat(Zoöl.) See Musang.

(Cof"fee*house`) n. A house of entertainment, where guests are supplied with coffee and other refreshments, and where men meet for conversation.

The coffeehouse must not be dismissed with a cursory mention. It might indeed, at that time, have been not improperly called a most important political institution. . . . The coffeehouses were the chief organs through which the public opinion of the metropolis vented itself. . . . Every man of the upper or middle class went daily to his coffeehouse to learn the news and discuss it. Every coffeehouse had one or more orators, to whose eloquence the crowd listened with admiration, and who soon became what the journalists of our own time have been called — a fourth estate of the realm.

(Cof"fee*man) n. One who keeps a coffeehouse. Addison.

(Cof"fee*pot) n. A covered pot in which coffee is prepared, or is brought upon the table for drinking.

(Cof"fee*room`) n. A public room where coffee and other refreshments may be obtained.

(Cof"fer) n. [OF. cofre, F. coffre, L. cophinus basket, fr. Gr. . Cf. Coffin, n.]

1. A casket, chest, or trunk; especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables. Chaucer.

In ivory coffers I have stuffed my crowns.

(Co`ex*tend), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coextended; p. pr. & vb. n. Coextending.] To extend through the same space or time with another; to extend to the same degree.

According to which the least body may be coextended with the greatest.

Has your English language one single word that is coextended through all these significations?

(Co`ex*ten"sion) n. The act of extending equally, or the state of being equally extended.

(Co`ex*ten"sive) a. Equally extensive; having equal extent; as, consciousness and knowledge are coextensive. Sir W. Hamilton.Co`ex*ten"sive*ly, adv. — Co`ex*ten"sive*ness, n.

(Cof"fee) n. [Turk. qahveh, Ar. qahuah wine, coffee, a decoction of berries. Cf. Café.]

1. The "beans" or "berries" (pyrenes) obtained from the drupes of a small evergreen tree of the genus Coffea, growing in Abyssinia, Arabia, Persia, and other warm regions of Asia and Africa, and also in tropical America.

2. The coffee tree.

There are several species of the coffee tree, as, Coffea Arabica, C. occidentalis, and C. Liberica. The white, fragrant flowers grow in clusters at the root of the leaves, and the fruit is a red or purple cherrylike drupe, with sweet pulp, usually containing two pyrenes, commercially called "beans" or "berries".

3. The beverage made from the roasted and ground berry.

They have in Turkey a drink called coffee. . . . This drink comforteth the brain and heart, and helpeth digestion.

The use of coffee is said to have been introduced into England about 1650, when coffeehouses were opened in Oxford and London.

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