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

  • n. Chiefly British A fairly substantial meal that includes tea and is served in the late afternoon or early evening.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A late afternoon or early evening meal, also known as "meat tea".
  • n. suppertime
  • n. Formal afternoon tea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. tea with meats and extra relishes.

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

  • n. substantial early evening meal including tea


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  • Tea served at a high (dinner-type) table; contrast with Low Tea served on a coffee table. (according to NPR's Says You)

    November 5, 2011