cambric tea
noun Date: 1885 a hot drink of water, milk, sugar, and often a small amount of tea

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cambric tea — ☆ cambric tea n. a hot drink of milk, sugar, and water or, often, weak tea …   English World dictionary

  • cambric tea — noun a beverage for children containing hot water and milk and sugar and a small amount of tea • Hypernyms: ↑tea * * * ām noun Etymology: so called from its being thin and white : a hot drink made of water, milk, sugar, and often a very small… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cambric tea — cam′bric tea′ n. coo a beverage of sweetened hot water and milk and often weak tea • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • cambric tea — a mixture of hot water and milk, with sugar and, often, weak tea. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • tea — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pekoe, souchong, oolong, herb[al], etc. tea; beef tea, broth, bouillon; collation, afternoon or five o clock tea, high tea, snack. See drinking. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An infusion made from tea… …   English dictionary for students

  • cambrictea — cambric tea n. A drink for children, made of hot water, milk, sugar, and usually a small amount of tea.   [So called because it is thin and white like cambric.] * * * …   Universalium

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