tea


tea
tea
W2S1 [ti:] n
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1¦(drink/leaves)¦
2 mint/camomile etc tea
3¦(meal)¦
4 tea and sympathy
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[Date: 1600-1700; : Chinese; Origin: te]
1.) ¦(DRINK/LEAVES)¦
a) [U and C]
a hot brown drink made by pouring boiling water onto the dried leaves from a particular Asian bush, or a cup of this drink
Would you like a cup of tea or coffee?
Do you take milk and sugar in your tea?
I'd like two teas and a piece of chocolate cake, please.
b) [U]
dried, finely cut leaves that are used to make tea
c) [U]
bushes whose leaves are used to make tea
tea plantations
2.) mint/camomile etc tea
a hot drink made by pouring boiling water onto leaves or flowers, sometimes used as a medicine
3.) ¦(MEAL)¦ [U and C]
BrE
a) a small meal of cake or ↑biscuits eaten in the afternoon with a cup of tea
We serve lunch and afternoon tea .
We stopped for a cream tea on the way home (=tea and cream cakes) .
b) used in some parts of Britain to mean a large meal that is eaten early in the evening
→↑high teasee usage notedinner
4.) tea and sympathy
BrE kindness and attention that you give someone when they are upset
not be your cup of tea atcup1

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(especially of the dried leaves of the tea-plant), / ,


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