Definition of "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)
  • An evergreen shrub or small tree, Camellia sinensis, of tropical and subtropical Asia, having toothed leathery leaves and white fragrant flowers: family Theaceae (noun)

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  • The dried shredded leaves of this shrub, used to make a beverage by infusion in boiling water (noun)
  • Such a beverage, served hot or iced (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Any of various plants that are similar to Camellia sinensis or are used to make a tealike beverage (noun)
  • Any such beverage (noun)
  • A light meal eaten in mid-afternoon, usually consisting of tea and cakes, biscuits, or sandwiches (noun)
  • Afternoon tea that also includes a light cooked dish (noun)
  • The main evening meal (noun)
  • Marijuana (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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."