American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A set of articles, such as matching cups and a teapot, used in serving tea. Also called tea set.
- n. a set of matching crockery for serving tea; normally a teapot, cups, saucers and small plates etc.; some items may be silver
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the appurtenances or utensils required for a tea table, -- when of silver, usually comprising only the teapot, milk pitcher, and sugar dish.
- n. a set of china or silverware for serving tea
““Yes, Your Grace,” said Father Ralph briefly, and seated himself in the third chair around the tea table, loaded with wafer-thin cucumber sandwiches, pink and white iced fairy cakes, hot buttered scones with crystal dishes of jam and whipped cream, a silver tea service and Aynsley china cups washed with a delicate coating of gold leaf.”
“And that house of hers, that incredible hotchpotch of stone and baked-earth bricks and flattened petrol drums, and inside a cross between a Bedouin tent and an English cottage, with great heaps of things in the process of being classified and sketched and a silver tea service and a paraffin heater and block-and-board shelving sagging with books and gewgaws.”
“Do you like Darjeelin '?" she asked when she returned with a silver tea service on a tea cart.”
“Ushered into the drawing room of the peer’s mansion near Oxford, Helpmann found Lord Berners with an elegant silver tea service resting on a table next to a live horse.”
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All things tea (lingo, paraphernalia, types).
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