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Definitions of tea
To take or drink tea. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
(British) a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; "an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves; "tea has fragrant white flowers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea; "the store shelves held many different kinds of tea"; "they threw the tea into Boston harbor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
a reception or party at which tea is served; "we met at the Dean's tea for newcomers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
A decoction or infusion of tea leaves in boiling water; as, tea is a common beverage. Webster Dictionary DB
Any infusion or decoction, especially when made of the dried leaves of plants; as, sage tea; chamomile tea; catnip tea. Webster Dictionary DB
The evening meal, at which tea is usually served; supper. Webster Dictionary DB
The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree (Thea, Camellia, Chinensis). The shrub is a native of China, but has been introduced to some extent into some other countries. Webster Dictionary DB
A shrub or small tree cultivated in China, etc., for its leaves; the dried leaves of the tea plant; the drink obtained by pouring hot water on these leaves; in England, a late afternoon meal at which tea is served; in the United States, supper. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
The dried leaves of a shrub in China and Japan: an infusion of the leaves in boiling water: any vegetable infusion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
A Chinese shrub, or an infusion of its leaves; any vegetable infusion for drinking. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
An evergreen Chinese or Japanese shrub. Teaplant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
The prepared leaves of this plant, or an infusion of them. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
A light evening meal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
The dried leaves of the tea-tree, the produce of China and the East; a decoction or infusion of tea-leaves in boiling water; any infusion or decoction of vegetables; the afternoon repast. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
Usage examples for tea
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