New Jersey teaplay
Definition of New Jersey tea
: a low deciduous shrub (Ceanothus americanus) of the buckthorn family that is found in the eastern U.S. and has dull green leaves and small white flowers borne in large terminal panicles
Origin and Etymology of new jersey tea
New Jersey, state of U.S.; from the use of its leaves as a substitute for tea during the American Revolution
First Known Use: 1759
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