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Dictionary definition for: Tea

1. (n) a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; "iced tea is a cooling drink"

2. (n) a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; "an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea"

3. (n) 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"

4. (n) a reception or party at which tea is served; "we met at the Dean''s tea for newcomers"

5. (n) a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves; "tea has fragrant white flowers"

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