tea ball
noun Date: 1886 a perforated metal ball that holds tea leaves and is used in brewing tea in a pot or cup

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tea ball — tea′ ball n. a small ball of perforated metal in which tea leaves are placed for immersion in hot water to make tea • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • tea ball — ☆ tea ball n. a hollow, perforated metal ball used to hold tea leaves in making tea …   English World dictionary

  • tea ball — noun a kitchen utensil consisting of a perforated metal ball for making tea • Hypernyms: ↑kitchen utensil * * * noun : a perforated metal ball that holds tea leaves and is used for making tea in cups or in a teapot * * * a small ball of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tea ball — a small ball of perforated metal or other material in which tea leaves are placed to be immersed in hot water to make tea. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • tea ball — noun a hollow ball of perforated metal to hold tea leaves, over which boiling water is poured to make tea …   English new terms dictionary

  • tea ball — /ˈti bɔl/ (say tee bawl) noun US a perforated metal ball in which tea leaves are to be immersed in boiling water to make tea …   Australian English dictionary

  • tea — (n.) 1650s, earlier chaa (1590s, from Port. cha), from Malay teh and directly from Chinese (Amoy dialect) t e, in Mandarin ch a. First known in Paris 1635, the practice of drinking tea was first introduced to England 1644. The distribution of the …   Etymology dictionary

  • tea — n. & v. n. 1 a (in full tea plant) an evergreen shrub or small tree, Camellia sinensis, of India, China, etc. b its dried leaves. 2 a drink made by infusing tea leaves in boiling water. 3 a similar drink made from the leaves of other plants or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tea strainer — A tea strainer is a type of strainer that is placed over or in a teacup to catch tea leaves. When tea is brewed in the traditional manner in a teapot, the tea leaves are not contained in teabags, but rather are freely suspended in the water. As… …   Wikipedia

  • tea\ bag — 1. (tea bag) (3611↑, 808↓) (v). To lower your body as to dip the testicles into her mouth as the [woman] is tounging the scrotum. Hey man, you should have seen the look on that bitches face when I tea bagged her. Author: Big Chief Smack a Ho http …   Urban English dictionary

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