Espresso



[e-spres-oh] /ɛˈsprɛs oʊ/

noun, plural espressos.
1.
a strong coffee prepared by forcing live steam under pressure, or boiling water, through ground dark-roast coffee beans.
2.
a cup of this coffee.
/ɛˈsprɛsəʊ/
noun (pl) -sos
1.
strong coffee made by forcing steam or boiling water through ground coffee beans
2.
an apparatus for making coffee in this way
n.

1945, from Italian caffe espresso, from espresso “pressed out,” from past participle of esprimere, from Latin exprimere “press out” (see express). In reference to the steam pressure.

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