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Definitions of tea

  1. ( British) a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; " an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; " iced tea is a cooling drink"
  5. a reception or party at which tea is served; " we met at the Dean's tea for newcomers"
  6. a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; " an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea"
  7. A decoction or infusion of tea leaves in boiling water; as, tea is a common beverage.
  8. Any infusion or decoction, especially when made of the dried leaves of plants; as, sage tea; chamomile tea; catnip tea.
  9. The evening meal, at which tea is usually served; supper.
  10. To take or drink tea.
  11. 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.
  12. The infusion of leaves of CAMELLIA SINENSIS ( formerly Thea sinensis) as a beverage, the familiar Oriental tea, which contains CATECHIN ( especially epigallocatechin gallate) and CAFFEINE.
  13. 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.
  14. 1. The dried leaves of Thea sinensis, a shrub of China and southern and southeastern Asia and Japan; its chief constituent, upon which its stimulating action largely depends, is the alkaloid theine ( caffeine) which is present in amount of from 1 to 4 per cent. 2. The infusion made by pouring boiling water upon tea leaves. 3. Any infusion or decoction made extemporaneously, usually with herbs used in domestic medicine, or with the " species" of the P. G.
  15. The dried leaves of a shrub in China and Japan: an infusion of the leaves in boiling water: any vegetable infusion.
  16. A Chinese shrub, or an infusion of its leaves; any vegetable infusion for drinking.
  17. An evergreen Chinese or Japanese shrub. Teaplant.
  18. The prepared leaves of this plant, or an infusion of them.
  19. A light evening meal.
  20. 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.
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Usage examples for tea

  1. But they all like tea from my hands. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  2. Shall I give you some more tea – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  3. Now, Mrs. Jolliffe, make your tea first, and then begin. – Madam Crowl's Ghost and The Dead Sexton by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  4. I will not tell you anything till I have had my tea – Hildegarde's Home by Laura E. Richards
  5. " I think I'll miss tea Mrs. Orgreave," she said. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  6. But I should like some tea before we start, Barbara. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  7. We had tea there- at least, I did. – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  8. She was going to a different tea party. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  9. What business had you to go to tea with her at all, I should like to know? – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  10. See you at tea time, then. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  11. We went after tea – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  12. Is tea all ready? – Outpost by J.G. Austin
  13. They make quite good tea in this hotel!" – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  14. Tea must be made right at first, if it is ever to be right. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  15. I hope you'll like the tea – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  16. I'm sure tea must be ready. – His Big Opportunity by Amy Le Feuvre
  17. If I'm not back, go in all the same, and tell them to bring you tea – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  18. I do not take tea I thank you much. – The Limit by Ada Leverson
  19. Then he had him sit down and drink tea – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  20. You must come and have tea with Maud. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
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