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tea ball

noun
1.
a small ball of perforated metal or other material in which tea leaves are placed to be immersed in hot water to make tea.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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tea ball

noun
1.
(mainly US) a perforated metal ball filled with tea leaves and put in boiling water to make tea
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