Meaning of espresso

es•pres•so

Pronunciation: (e-spres'ō), [key]
— pl. -sos.
  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.
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