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tea service

a set of chinaware for preparing and drinking hot beverages, especially tea.
a set of silver or other metalware for preparing and serving hot beverages, especially tea.
Also called tea set.
Origin of tea service
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Breakfast is included in the room rate as well as a traditional afternoon tea service and red wine in the evening.
British Dictionary definitions for tea service

tea service

the china or pottery articles used in serving tea, including a teapot, cups, saucers, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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