English breakfast


a hearty breakfast typically including eggs, bacon or ham, toast, and tea or coffee.

Origin of English breakfast

First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for english breakfast

  • But here he had to choose intelligently among orange pekoe, oolong, Ceylon, and English-breakfast teas.

    The Innocents|Sinclair Lewis
  • Never boil any tea but English-breakfast tea; for all others, simple steeping gives the drink in perfection.