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- (uncountable) The dried leaves or buds of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis.
Etymology: Originally from the Chinese Min Nan dialect (wikipedia:POJ, POJ: tí, Chinese: è, bitmap: ), the word was brought to the west by the wikipedia:Dutch East India Company, Dutch East India Company with the spelling theeDutch, thee. Many Western languages have this pronunciation at the root of their words for tea. The word for tea in other Chinese dialects such as Mandarin (Pinyin: chí) and Cantonese (Yale: cha4) was also exported as "chai" to many of the Indo-Iranian languages, Russian and Arabic.
- Go to the supermarket and buy some .
- (uncountable) The drink made by infuse, infusing these dried leaves or buds in hot water, often served with milk or cream and sugar added.
- Would you like some ?
- (countable) A cup of this drink.
- I"d like two teas, please.
- (uncountable) By extension, any drink made by infusing parts of various other plants.
- (countable) A cup of any one of these drinks.
- (uncountable) A light meal eaten mid-afternoon, typically with tea.
- Kids, your "s on the table!
- (uncountable) The main evening meal, irrespective of whether tea is drunk with it.
- The family were sitting round the table, having their .
- (Cricket) The break in play between the second session, second and third session, third sessions.
- Australia were 490 for 7 at on the second day.
- (slang) (dated) marijuana, Marijuana, especially as brewed with water into a drink.
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