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A public establishment serving tea and light refreshments.
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(Commerce) a restaurant, esp in Japan or China, where tea and light refreshments are served
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n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a restaurant or other establishment, esp. in the Far East, where tea and refreshments are served.
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Noun1.teahouse - a restaurant where tea and light meals are availableteahouse - a restaurant where tea and light meals are available
buttery - a teashop where students in British universities can purchase light meals
eatery, eating house, eating place, restaurant - a building where people go to eat
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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[ˈtiːhaʊs] N (teahouses (pl)) [ˈtiːhaʊzɪz]salón m de té
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