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

  • n. The Japanese tea ceremony, an ancient ritual for the preparation, serving, and drinking of tea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A traditional Japanese tea ceremony in which matcha is prepared and presented.

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

  • n. an ancient ritual for preparing and serving and drinking tea


Japanese : cha, tea (from Middle Chinese) + no, possessive particle + yu, hot water.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese 茶の湯 (Wiktionary)



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