from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See tearoom.
- n. Chiefly British A luncheonette or small restaurant.
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- n. Alternative spelling of tea shop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a restaurant where tea and light meals are available
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A teashop is a community gathering place, which naturally lends itself to lots of stories.
I thought in this instance - the teashop was the ball - in a discussion about his (alleged) corruption surely one should be allowed to offer an opinion.
“There is still room to change at the small scale,” said an AIDS activist, sipping juice in a teashop.
And it is little wonder why a small teashop in Surrey, England, even when faced with potential financial ruin, would not back down from a much larger German multinational.
This Soho newcomer to the tea scene is more of a museum than a teashop.
It extends from Cath Kidston stores to the Persephone Press's beautiful new editions of novels by neglected women writers, and you can literally eat and drink it in the small revival of the teashop.
There was an ancient cottage smothered in yellow roses where homemade lemonade and scones magically appeared at our table; tearooms at the back of farm shops piled high with local delicacies; cafes in the quiet back streets of somnolent towns; a National Trust teashop at a lovely red-brick Georgian mansion and the largest monastic ruins in Britain (take a bow, Beningbrough Hall and Fountains Abbey); and no end of rustic pubs.
As it happened, almost every time we crossed a bridge – and there was always another river to cross – a teashop or pub tempted us.
Maybe working at her grandmother's teashop, the Steeping Leaf, will help make things better.
And, perhaps most interesting: For those treading water financially, a teashop will even act as an informal lending library, charging Rs2 to take a book home for a day or two.