tea leaf

World English Dictionary
tea leaf
1.  the dried leaf of the tea shrub, used to make tea
2.  (usually plural) shredded parts of these leaves, esp after infusion
3.  slang (Brit), (Austral) a thief
[sense 3 rhyming slang]

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tea leaf

dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea; "the store shelves held many different kinds of tea"; "they threw the tea into Boston harbor" [syn: tea
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