from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See tea biscuit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A flat, round bread bun, usually containing currants, sultanas or peel and often served toasted and buttered with tea.
  • n. A traditional cookie.
  • n. A sweet cake, sometimes sprinkled with cinnamon and caster sugar, often served warm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various small cakes or cookies often served with tea
  • n. flat semisweet cookie or biscuit usually served with tea


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