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Word of the Day: COFFEE
coffee (noun) - a beverage brewed from ground roasted coffee beans; a plant in the genus Coffea from which coffee beans are harvested
BREAKDOWN: Everyone knows what coffee is, but where did its name come from? The word can be traced to the Turkish word kahve, which in turn derives from from the Arabic word qahwah. Interestingly, according to extensive research at Duolingo, coffee is one of only two words that are the same worldwide—find out the other word here.
“Way too much coffee. But if it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman
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