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tea

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noun \ˈtē\

Simple Definition of tea

  • : a drink that is made by soaking the dried leaves of an Asian plant in hot water

  • : a similar drink that is made by using the dried leaves of another kind of plant

  • : the dried leaves that are used in making tea

Full Definition of tea

  1. 1a :  a shrub (Camellia sinensis of the family Theaceae, the tea family) cultivated especially in China, Japan, and the East Indiesb :  the leaves, leaf buds, and internodes of the tea plant prepared and cured for the market, classed according to method of manufacture into one set of types (as green tea, black tea, or oolong), and graded according to leaf size into another (as orange pekoe, pekoe, or souchong)

  2. 2 :  an aromatic beverage prepared from tea leaves by infusion with boiling water

  3. 3a :  any of various plants somewhat resembling tea in properties; also :  an infusion of their leaves used medicinally or as a beverageb :  tea rose

  4. 4a :  refreshments usually including tea with sandwiches, crackers, or cookies served in late afternoonb :  a reception, snack, or meal at which tea is served

  5. 5 slang :  marijuana

tea·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of tea

  1. Let's meet for tea tomorrow.

  2. That shop does a great afternoon tea.



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Origin of tea

Chinese (Xiamen)


First Known Use: circa 1655

Rhymes with tea

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tee, the, thee, three, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee


Medical Dictionary

tea

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noun \ˈtē\

Medical Definition of tea

  1. 1a:  a shrub (Camellia sinensis of the family Theaceae, the tea family) cultivated especially in China, Japan, and the East Indiesb:  the prepared and cured leaves, leaf buds, and internodes of the tea plant

  2. 2:  a mildly stimulating aromatic beverage prepared from tea leaves by infusion with boiling water

  3. 3:  any of various plants resembling tea in properties; also :  an infusion of their leaves used medicinally or as a beverage




TEA

abbreviation

Medical Definition of TEA

  1. tetraethylammonium





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