New Jersey tea
noun Etymology: New Jersey, state of U.S.; from the use of its leaves as a substitute for tea during the American Revolution Date: 1759 a low deciduous shrub (Ceanothus americanus) of the buckthorn family that is found in the eastern United States and has dull green leaves and small white flowers borne in large terminal panicles

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  • New Jersey tea — Tea Tea (t[=e]), n. [Chin. tsh[=a], Prov. Chin. te: cf. F. th[ e].] 1. The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree ({Thea Chinensis} or {Camellia Chinensis}). The shrub is a native of China, but has been introduced to some extent into some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • new jersey tea — noun Usage: usually capitalized N&J Etymology: so called from its leaves having been used as a substitute for tea during the American Revolution : a low deciduous shrub (Ceanothus americanus) of the eastern United States with ovate to ovate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • New Jersey-tea — amerikinis ceanotas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šunobelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Ceanothus americanus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Naudojamas gėrimams (arbatos pakaitalui) gaminti. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • New Jersey tea — New Jer′sey tea′ n. pln a North American shrub, Ceanothus americanus, of the buckthorn family, the leaves of which were used as a substitute for tea during the American Revolution • Etymology: 1750–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • New Jersey tea — a North American shrub, Ceanothus americanus, of the buckthorn family, the leaves of which were used as a substitute for tea during the American Revolution. [1750 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • New Zealand tea — Tea Tea (t[=e]), n. [Chin. tsh[=a], Prov. Chin. te: cf. F. th[ e].] 1. The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree ({Thea Chinensis} or {Camellia Chinensis}). The shrub is a native of China, but has been introduced to some extent into some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jersey-tea ceanothus — amerikinis ceanotas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šunobelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Ceanothus americanus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Naudojamas gėrimams (arbatos pakaitalui) gaminti. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • jersey tea — noun Usage: usually capitalized J Etymology: Jersey (III) 1. : new jersey tea 2. : wintergreen 2a …   Useful english dictionary

  • New Jersey during the American Revolution — As the location of many major battles, New Jersey was pivotal in the American Revolution and the ultimate victory of the American colonists. The important role New Jersey played earned it the titles of Crossroads of the Revolution and the… …   Wikipedia

  • New Jersey in the American Revolution — History of New Jersey Colonial period American Revolution …   Wikipedia

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