tea meaning

[ [ti:] ] Pronunciation:   "tea" in a sentence
Noun: tea  tee
  1. A beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water
    "iced tea is a cooling drink"
    - char [Brit], cha [Brit] 
  2. [Brit] A light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes
    "an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea"
    - afternoon tea [Brit], teatime [Brit] 
  3. A tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves
    "tea has fragrant white flowers"
    - Camellia sinensis 
  4. A reception or party at which tea is served
    "we met at the Dean's tea for newcomers" 
  5. Dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea
    "the store shelves held many different kinds of tea"; "they threw the tea into Boston harbour"
    - tea leaf

Sounds like: tee, ti, te, T

Derived forms: teas

Type of: beverage, bush, drink, drinkable, herb, meal, potable, reception, repast, shrub

Part of: genus Camellia

Encyclopedia: Tea, Earl Grey, hot Tea Tea, South Dakota Tea, SD

[American slang]
n. urine.
• There is some tea on the floor.
• Is that tea on your pants leg?

Transportation Engineering Agency

The infusion of leaves of CAMELLIA SINENSIS (formerly Thea sinensis) as a beverage,the familiar Oriental tea,which contains CATECHIN (especially epigallocatechin gallate) and CAFFEINE. n
a : a shrub (Camellia sinensis of the family Theaceae, the tea family) cultivated esp. in China, Japan, and the East Indies
b : the prepared and cured leaves, leaf buds, and internodes of the tea plant
2 : a mildly stimulating aromatic beverage prepared from tea leaves by infusion with boiling water
3 : any of various plants resembling tea in properties; also : an infusion of their leaves used medicinally or as a beverage
abbr tetraethylammonium


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