New Jersey tea


New Jer·sey tea

noun \nü-ˈjər-zē-, nyü-\

Definition of NEW JERSEY TEA

:  a low deciduous shrub (Ceanothus americanus) of the buckthorn family that is found in the eastern United States and has dull green leaves and small white flowers borne in large terminal panicles

Origin of NEW JERSEY TEA

New Jersey, state of United States; from the use of its leaves as a substitute for tea during the American Revolution
First Known Use: 1759

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