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tea ball

n.
A small perforated metal ball for holding tea leaves that are to be steeped in hot water.
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tea ball

n
(Cookery) chiefly US a perforated metal ball filled with tea leaves and put in boiling water to make tea
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tea′ ball`


n.
a small ball of perforated metal in which tea leaves are placed for immersion in hot water to make tea.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.tea ball - a kitchen utensil consisting of a perforated metal ball for making teatea ball - a kitchen utensil consisting of a perforated metal ball for making tea
kitchen utensil - a utensil used in preparing food
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