Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An aqueous extract of beef obtained by soaking and heating chopped beef in water, straining it, and seasoning to taste. It contains salts and extractives, a little gelatin, and fat. It is useful as a stimulant, and forms an appropriate introduction to a meal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. essence of beef, or strong beef broth.
- n. an extract of beef (given to people who are ill)
“Has to have beef tea and sal volatile, and kameela drenches twice a day! ”
“The reason why jelly should be innutritious and beef tea nutritious to the sick, is a secret yet undiscovered, but it clearly shows that careful observation of the sick is the only clue to the best dietary.”
“Get us a doctor and beef tea and more tar soap and food, but don't you come an inch nearer, Banty, don't.”
“As we entered the basement or cellar-kitchen of the house, we found many nurses making beef tea for the wounded.”
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