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

  • n. A Chinese green tea, each leaf of which is rolled into a pellet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a species of fine green tea, each leaf of which is rolled into a small ball or pellet.

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  • A fine kind of green tea, each leaf of which is rolled up, so that it has a granular appearance.

    Usage: 1839 THACKERAY, _Major Gahagan_ vi, ‘Is it bohay tay or souchong tay that you'd like?’ ... ‘Any tea you like’ ... ‘What do you say, then, to some prime gunpowder?’

    February 13, 2007