tea leaf

tea leaf
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 harbor

Syn: ↑tea
Hypernyms: ↑herb
Hyponyms: ↑tea bag, ↑black tea, ↑green tea, ↑oolong
Substance Holonyms: ↑tea
Part Holonyms: ↑tea, ↑Camellia sinensis

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tea leaf noun
1. A leaf of tea
2. (usu in pl) a small piece of such a leaf, esp when it has been used in making tea
3. A thief (rhyming sl)
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Main Entry:tea

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tea leaf UK US noun [countable] [singular tea leaf plural tea leaves]
usually plural a leaf from the tea plant that is dried, cut into small pieces, and used for making tea
Thesaurus: preparing tea and coffee drinkshyponym general words for drinkssynonym

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tea leaf,
any leaf of tea, especially after use. tea leaves, such leaves used in telling fortunes.

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n. a dried leaf of tea
tea leaves dried leaves of tea after they have been used to make tea or as dregs

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ˈtea leaf 7 [tea leaf tea leaves] noun
a small piece of a dried leaf of the tea bush; used especially in the plural to describe what is left at the bottom of a cup or pot after the tea has been made

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