tea caddy


noun

a small box, can, or chest for holding tea leaves.

Nearby words

  1. tea bag,
  2. tea ball,
  3. tea basket,
  4. tea biscuit,
  5. tea break,
  6. tea cloth,
  7. tea cosy,
  8. tea cozy,
  9. tea dance,
  10. tea family

Origin of tea caddy

1830–40; probably orig. catty2, the box that held the measure being confused with the measure itself

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