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noun British.
a basin or bowl into which the dregs, leaves, and grounds of teacups and coffee cups are emptied at the table.
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Also called slop bowl .

Origin of slop basin

First recorded in 1725–35
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slop basin

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