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2 entries found for tea.
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Main Entry: tea
Pronunciation: primarystresstemacron
Function: noun
1 a : a shrub related to the camellias that has fragrant white flowers and is grown mainly in China, Japan, India, and Sri Lanka b : the leaves and leaf buds of the tea prepared for use in beverages c : a beverage prepared from tea by soaking the prepared leaves and buds in boiling water
2 : a drink or medicine made by soaking parts (as leaves or dried roots) of plants other than the tea shrub <ginger tea>
3 a : a late afternoon serving of tea and a light meal b : a party, snack, or meal at which tea is served
[tea illustration]

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