Wednesday, August 12, 2009

[c is for _____]
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caf⋅feine
ka-feen, kaf-een, kaf-ee-in
–noun
chemistry, pharmacology
1. a white, crystalline, bitter alkaloid, c8h10n4o2, usually derived from coffee or tea: used in medicine chiefly as a nervous system stimulant.

coot⋅ie
kuti, koo-tee
–noun
informal
1. a louse, esp. one affecting humans, as the body louse, head louse, or pubic louse.
also, cooty.

cof⋅fee
kaw-fee, kof-ee
–noun
1. a beverage consisting of a decoction or infusion of the roasted ground or crushed seeds (coffee beans) of the two-seeded fruit (coffee berry) of certain coffee trees.
2. the seeds or fruit themselves.
3. any tropical tree or shrub of the genus coffea, of the madder family, esp. c. arabica and c. canephora, cultivated commercially. compare arabian coffee, robusta coffee.
4. a cup of coffee: we ordered four coffees and three doughnuts.
5. a social gathering at which coffee and other refreshments are served.
6. medium to dark brown.
–adjective
7. coffee-colored.

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