a cup in which tea is served, usually of small or moderate size.
tempest in a teacup / teapot, a disturbance or uproar about little or nothing:
The fight over who should become the next assistant treasurer of the organization is just a tempest in a teacup.
Also, storm in a teacup.
a cup out of which tea may be drunk, larger than a coffee cup
Also called teacupful. the amount a teacup will hold, about four fluid ounces
noun 1. a dance held at teatime. noun 1. a dance held in the afternoon at which tea is served
- Tea egg
noun in Chinese cuisine, a slightly cracked egg hard-boiled in tea to produce a marbled effect Examples After the first boiling, when the insides are harder, the shell of each tea egg is lightly cracked without peeling. The eggs are boiled again for more flavor and color. Word Origin 1920
noun 1. the plant family Theaceae, characterized by shrubs and trees having simple, alternate leaves, often showy flowers, and capsular, berrylike, or dry fruit, and including the camellia, franklinia, and tea.
noun 1. Weldon John [wel-dn] /ˈwɛl dn/ (Show IPA), (“Jack”) 1905–64, U.S. jazz trombonist and singer.