tea towel


Definition of tea towel

: a cloth for drying dishes

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Outside the towering stone walls, tourists snap selfies and rummage through souvenir tea towels. Claudia Kalb, National Geographic, "Why Leonardo da Vinci’s brilliance endures, 500 years after his death," 12 June 2019 The option for an absorbent tea towel versus a paper towel is appealing. Washington Post, "Quirky, nostalgic, practical: Tea towels make a splash," 4 June 2019 There are plenty of adorable pillows in her new lineup, as well as curtains, napkins, tea towels, and even an apron. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines's Easter Collection Drops in 4 Days and We Already Know What We're Buying," 20 Feb. 2019 Several non-china items, such as souvenir wedding shortbread (£2.95), and a tea towel (£9.95), are also available. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie's Wedding China Reveals an Interesting Detail About Her Royal Monogram," 28 Sep. 2018 Preservation may be a good idea, especially since the versatile pattern can be used in so many eye-catching ways — as seen in the roundup of five ikat items here, ranging from tea towels to bowls, serving trays, and more. 2. Mairi Beautyman, House Beautiful, "5 Stylish Ways to Slip Ikat Into the Kitchen," 28 Jan. 2014 While tea towels with illustrations of seasonal vegetables launched her business, her line has expanded to 50 different products, from mugs and trays to aprons and totes. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Is The Designer Behind Those Popular Hand-Illustrated Tea Towels," 23 Aug. 2018 Drape tea towel over bowl; keep in a warm place for two hours. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Where to find deals and freebies on National Donut Day in Louisville," 31 May 2018 High Street retailers are offering everything from $16 tea towels to a $20 version of Markle’s engagement ring. BostonGlobe.com, "BJ’s going back to the public markets," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of tea towel

1863, in the meaning defined above

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