tea table
noun Date: 1688 a table used or spread for tea; specifically a small table for serving afternoon tea

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  • Tea table — 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-table — [tē′tā΄bəl] adj. like that of people at a tea [tea table talk] * * * …   Universalium

  • tea-table — [tē′tā΄bəl] adj. like that of people at a tea [tea table talk] …   English World dictionary

  • tea table — tea table, adj. a small table for holding a tea service and cups, plates, etc., for several people. [1680 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • tea table — n. a table, usually small, at which or from which tea is served …   English World dictionary

  • tea table — noun a small table for serving afternoon tea • Hypernyms: ↑table * * * noun 1. : a table used or spread for tea; specifically : a small table for serving afternoon tea 2. : the place of gathering or company at tea …   Useful english dictionary

  • tea table — also tea table N SING: the N You refer to a table as the tea table when it is being used for a meal eaten in the late afternoon or early evening. [mainly BRIT] ...cakes and sandwiches on the tea table …   English dictionary

  • tea table — noun A small table upon which tea is set to be served. Having abundance of roses and ferns and a very artistic taste of her own, she made that tea table such a thing of beauty that when the minister and his wife sat down to it, they exclaimed in… …   Wiktionary

  • Tea table — Geologically speaking, a tea table is a rock formation that is a remnant of newer strata that have eroded away. A tea table is a type of rock column comprising discrete layers, usually of sedimentary rock, with the top layers being wider than the …   Wikipedia

  • tea-table — see tea table …   English dictionary

  • tea table — tea′ ta ble n. fur a small table for holding a tea service • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

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