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slop basin

noun, British.
a basin or bowl into which the dregs, leaves, and grounds of teacups and coffee cups are emptied at the table.
Also called slop bowl.
Origin of slop basin
First recorded in 1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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slop basin

a bowl or basin into which the dregs from teacups are emptied at the table
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