demitasse

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From French demi-tasse (literally half cup), from demi (half) + tasse (cup).

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demitasse (plural demitasses)

  1. A small cup of strong black coffee.
    • 2004, John Bridges; Bryan Curtis, A Gentleman at the Table, Thomas Nelson, →ISBN, page 45:
      A gentleman may be presented with a demitasse—a straight-sided, miniature coffee cup containing extremely strong (perhaps flavored) coffee—at the end of his dinner, most likely when dessert is served, or when chocolates are are passed in the lingering time after the actual dinner is done. He may either accept or decline a demitasse.
  2. The cup in which this coffee is served.

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