Kentucky coffee tree
noun Date: 1785 a tall North American tree (Gymnocladus dioica) of the legume family with bipinnate leaves and large woody brown pods whose seeds have been used as a substitute for coffee

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kentucky coffee tree — Kentucky Ken*tuck y, prop. n. One of the United States. [1913 Webster] {Kentucky blue grass} (Bot.), a valuable pasture and meadow grass ({Poa pratensis}), found in both Europe and America. See under {Blue grass}. {Kentucky coffee tree} (Bot.), a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kentucky coffee tree — ☆ Kentucky coffee tree n. a large tree (Gymnocladus dioica) of the caesalpinia family, with brown, curved pods containing seeds sometimes used as a substitute for coffee: it is native to the E U.S …   English World dictionary

  • Kentucky coffee tree — noun handsome tree of central and eastern North America having large bipinnate leaves and green white flowers followed by large woody brown pods whose seeds are used as a coffee substitute • Syn: ↑bonduc, ↑chicot, ↑Gymnocladus dioica • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kentucky coffee-tree — kanadinis plikšakis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Gymnocladus dioicus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Gymnocladus dioicus angl. Kentucky coffee tree; Kentucky… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Kentucky coffee-tree — plikšakis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių (Caesalpiniaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Gymnocladus). atitikmenys: lot. Gymnocladus angl. Kentucky coffee tree vok. Geweichbaum; Schusserbaum rus. бундук; гимнокладус lenk. kłek …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Kentucky coffee tree — 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. [1775 85] * * * ▪ plant  (species Gymnocladus dioica), plant of the pea family… …   Universalium

  • Kentucky coffee tree — Kentuck′y cof′fee tree n. pln a tall tree of E North America, Gymnocladus dioica, of the legume family, having brown pods with seeds formerly used as a substitute for coffee • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • coffee tree — n. 1. any tree or shrub that produces coffee beans ☆ 2. KENTUCKY COFFEE TREE …   English World dictionary

  • Kentucky coffee beans — Kentucky coffee beans, the seeds of the Kentucky coffee tree, once used as a substitute for coffee beans …   Useful english dictionary

  • coffee tree — noun any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans • Syn: ↑coffee • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑Arabian coffee, ↑Coffea arabica, ↑Liberian coffee, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”