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beef tea

Chiefly British. beef bouillon.

beef bouillon

a broth made either by straining water in which bits of lean beef have been cooked or by dissolving beef extract in hot water.
Also called, especially British, beef tea. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And so good old Papa Péron had his beef-tea, his little drops of brandy, his expensive chicken.

    The Intriguers William Le Queux
  • beef-tea is best, we think; and then we try to get her to sleep a good deal.

    Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope
  • Tough meat has richer juices than tender meat and should be used for soup, broth, and beef-tea.

  • Later, when he was recovering, she made him appetizing cups of beef-tea or gruel.

    Jennie Gerhardt Theodore Dreiser
  • If he could take his beef-tea it would do him good, they all said.

    Sir Tom Mrs. Oliphant
  • I tasted the beef-tea they gave her—took a cup of it, in fact—and I tasted the physic.

    Johnny Ludlow, Third Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • And just now Jack keeps saying, 'Do rest: do lie down: do have some beef-tea.'

    Dodo's Daughter E. F. Benson
  • If I—if I could bring some beef-tea—or some wine—would it do her good?

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I thought you might have taken this jar of beef-tea to old Ephraim.

    A Terrible Tomboy Angela Brazil
  • A pound of beef is the liberal allowance for each pint of beef-tea.

British Dictionary definitions for beef-tea

beef tea

a drink made by boiling pieces of lean beef: often given to invalids to stimulate the appetite
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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