Definition of coffee bean in English:

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coffee bean

Pronunciation: /ˈkôfē ˈˌbēn/ /ˈkäfē ˈˌbēn/

noun

A beanlike seed of the coffee shrub.
Example sentences
  • The tiny bark beetle spends its entire larval life inside the coffee berry, which encases the seed, commonly known as the coffee bean.
  • The smoky black seeds come in green pods the size of a coffee bean.
  • There is of course ‘Turkish coffee’ or ‘Irish coffee’, but these terms refer to the way of coffee serving rather than to the roots of the coffee bean.

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Syllabification: cof·fee bean

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