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tea

noun uk   us   /tiː/

tea noun (DRINK)

A1 [C or U] (a drink made by pouring hot water onto) dried and cut leaves and sometimes flowers, especially the leaves of the tea plant: China/Indian tea iced/lemon tea a selection of herbal teas I'd love a cup of tea, please. "Shall I pour the tea?" "No, let it brew (= get stronger) a while." Tea and biscuits will be provided at eleven o'clock. How do you like your tea - strong or weak? We sat in the shade of a tree, sipping tea and eating scones. I'm not much of a tea drinker.UK informal How about a nice cup of tea? That'll make you feel better. [C] a cup of tea: Two teas, please.
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tea noun (MEAL)

[U or C] a meal that is eaten in the early evening and is usually cookedB1 [U or C] a small meal eaten in the late afternoon, usually including cake and a cup of tea
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