tea service
noun Date: 1809 tea set

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tea service — 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

  • tea service — UK / US or tea set UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tea service : singular tea service plural tea services Word forms tea set : singular tea set plural tea sets a set of matching cups, plates, saucers etc used for serving tea …   English dictionary

  • tea service — tea ,service or tea ,set noun count a set of matching dishes and cups used for serving tea …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tea service — tea services N COUNT A tea service is the same as a tea set …   English dictionary

  • tea service — tea .service n a matching set with a teapot, cups, and plates, which you use for serving tea …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tea-service — etc.: see tea n. 9 …   Useful english dictionary

  • tea service — noun a set of china or silverware for serving tea (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑tea set • Hypernyms: ↑tableware • Member Meronyms: ↑cream pitcher, ↑creamer, ↑sugar bowl, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tea service — tea′ serv ice n. fur a set of chinaware, silver, etc., for preparing and serving hot beverages, esp. tea Also called tea′ set . Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • tea service — 1. a set of chinaware for preparing and drinking hot beverages, esp. tea. 2. a set of silver or other metalware for preparing and serving hot beverages, esp. tea. Also called tea set. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • tea service — noun a set of matching crockery for serving tea; normally a teapot, cups, saucers and small plates etc.; some items may be silver Syn: tea set …   Wiktionary

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