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Definition of "tea" [tea]

  • An eastern Asian evergreen shrub or small tree (Camellia sinensis) having fragrant, nodding, cup-shaped white flowers and glossy leaves. (noun)
  • The young, dried leaves of this plant, prepared by various processes and used to make a hot beverage. (noun)
  • An aromatic, slightly bitter beverage made by steeping tea leaves in boiling water. (noun)
  • Any of various beverages, made as by steeping the leaves of certain plants or by extracting an infusion especially from beef. (noun)
  • Any of various plants having leaves used to make a tealike beverage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tea" in a sentence
  • "*Hans luvly cuppa tea to Salleh* *offer kukies onna prettee playte 2 Salleh* *noms on kukie an dayntiily sips da tea* Salleh, Ollie n Sport sownd liek wunnerful kittehs."
  • "-- When tea is desired for afternoon serving or when it is to be prepared at the table, a _tea ball_ is the most satisfactory utensil to use."
  • "A _tea cozy_ is a convenient device to use when tea is served from the pot."