tea leaf

World English Dictionary
tea leaf
 
n
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

noun
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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