Definitions

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

  • n. A round-berried, green, seedless or nearly seedless variety of grape widely cultivated in the United States for table use and for drying as raisins.

Etymologies

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

After W. B. Thompson (1869-1930), American horticulturist.

Examples

  • Americans would prefer iced-tea, bottled water, or a Coke over instant coffee.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Snip snip.

  • I had hoped to tell you about learning the word "désaltérant" (from my brother-in-law, who declared my home-brewed iced-tea a great thirst-quencher!), this, while lunching at our picnic table, where we chatted about sports (my being polite to him) and flowers (his being polite to me), and wine (our being polite to Jean-Marc).

    French Word-A-Day:

  • His wife, Maureen Brandt, head of the Weston Women's Club, was serving iced-tea and chicken-salad sandwiches to volunteers.

    Stricken Town Resolves the Show Must Go On

  • He declined to comment on any potential interest in buying Hansen Natural Corp.'s Monster energy drink or Arizona Beverage Co.'s iced-tea business, which is reportedly for sale.

    Coca-Cola Lifted by Overseas Sales

  • Analysts said the changes indicate that Nestle is strong enough in such key markets as China and the U.S. to spur the growth of its iced-tea drinks on its own.

    Nestle, Coca-Cola Narrow Drinks Partnership

  • I might just indulge myself and buy something fancy, like a chicken sandwhich at Chick-Fil-A with polynesian sauce and a LARGE iced-tea.

    Just got paid today, got me a pocket full of change...

  • People declined refills of iced-tea and water, requesting coffee instead.

    Rod and Gun Club

  • The afternoon refreshment crowd has left behind torn packets of sugar, empty iced-tea glasses and chocolate-chip-cookie crumbs, mostly in the vicinity of the buffet table.

    Angels Carry the Sun excerpt: Chapter One, In the Woods

  • Pretty soon, it will be time for iced-tea and Frisbee golf.

    Lawnmower Season

  • Nearby, staff from Starbucks -- open again for the first time in weeks -- served iced-tea to a group of camouflage-clad Thai soldiers.

    In Thailand, citizens partake in clean-up effort

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