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tea caddy definition

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Define the English word tea caddy below. Tea caddy is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

tea caddy

Etymology

From tea +‎ caddy.

Noun

tea caddy (plural tea caddies)

  1. A box, jar, pot, or tin used to store tea leaves.
    • 2019, Nancy E. Davis, “Afong Moy Presents Chinese Objects for the Home”, in The Chinese Lady: Afong Moy in Early America, New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, part II (The Show), page 107:
      Mrs. Hone would have owned all the equipage that most upper-middle-class households needed to hold a proper tea, including a tea table (or teapoy), a tray, a teapot, creamer, sugar bowl with tongs, cups, saucers, tea caddy, teaspoons, and likely a tea urn, slop bowl, strainer, and spoon tray. While availing herself of Carneses' tea and one of their tea caddies, she might also have purchased and utilized one of their teapoys.

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