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English definition of “espresso”

espresso

noun [C or U] uk   /esˈpres.əʊ/ us    /-oʊ/ (plural espressos)
strong coffee, or a cup of this, made by forcing hot water through crushed coffee beans and served without milk: Do you like espresso? Would you prefer an espresso or a cappuccino?Warm drinks
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