Starbucks

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Named after Starbuck, a character in Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick.

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Starbucks

  1. A widespread chain of coffee shops.
  2. (metonymically) A coffee from Starbucks.
    • 2009, Cheyenne McCray, Demons Not Included: A Night Tracker Novel, page 163:
      I swear, if I had been drinking my Starbucks today it would have gone up my nose.

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