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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an evergreen bush that bears white flowers and that grows mainly in Asia.
definition 2: the dried leaves of this plant.
She poured boiling water over the tea.
definition 3: a drink that is made by steeping dried tea leaves or herbs in hot water. Tea is served hot or cold.
definition 4: a social gathering at which tea and other food and drink are served.
He invited us to a tea.
definition 5: the British word for a light afternoon meal of tea and sandwiches, cake, or biscuits.
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  • tea bag:
    a small bag made of thin paper for holding tea leaves. You pour water over the teabag to make tea.
  • teapot:
    a pot in which you make tea.
  • teacup:
    a cup from which you drink tea.
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