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tea service

noun
1.
a set of chinaware for preparing and drinking hot beverages, especially tea.
2.
a set of silver or other metalware for preparing and serving hot beverages, especially tea.
Also called tea set.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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British Dictionary definitions for tea-service

tea service

noun
1.
the china or pottery articles used in serving tea, including a teapot, cups, saucers, etc
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