tea ball

noun
a kitchen utensil consisting of a perforated metal ball for making tea
Hypernyms: ↑kitchen utensil

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noun
: a perforated metal ball that holds tea leaves and is used for making tea in cups or in a teapot

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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]

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tea ball noun
Chiefly in USA, a perforated metal ball-shaped container to hold the tea leaves for infusion
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Main Entry:tea

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tea ball,
U.S.
1. a perforated metal ball for tea leaves in brewing tea.
2. tea leaves in a little paper bag; tea bag.

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n. a hollow ball of perforated metal to hold tea leaves, over which boiling water is poured in order to make a drink of tea

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ˈtea ball 7 [tea ball] noun
a small metal object that you put tea leaves in and pour boiling water over to make tea

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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