tea canister

tea canister
tea caddy or tea canister noun
An airtight container for holding tea
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Main Entry:tea

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tea caddy or tea canister,
a small can or tin-lined box for keeping tea fresh.

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  • canister — /kan euh steuhr/, n. 1. a small box or jar, often one of a kitchen set, for holding tea, coffee, flour, and sugar. 2. Also called canister shot. See case shot. 3. the part of a gas mask containing the neutralizing substances through which… …   Universalium

  • canister — /ˈkænəstə / (say kanuhstuh) noun 1. a small box, usually of metal, for holding tea, coffee, etc. 2. Also, canister shot. case shot. {Latin canistrum, from Greek kanastron wicker basket} …  

  • canister — noun a) A cylindrical or rectangular container usually of lightweight metal, plastic, or laminated pasteboard used for holding a dry product (as tea, crackers, flour, matches). b) Any of various cylindrical metal receptacles usually with a… …   Wiktionary

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