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slop basin

noun, British
a basin or bowl into which the dregs, leaves, and grounds of teacups and coffee cups are emptied at the table.
Also called slop bowl.
Origin of slop basin
1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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slop basin

a bowl or basin into which the dregs from teacups are emptied at the table
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