theine

[thee-een, -in]
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noun

caffeine, especially in tea.

Nearby words

  1. theft insurance,
  2. theftproof,
  3. thegn,
  4. theiler,
  5. theiler, max,
  6. their,
  7. theirn,
  8. theirs,
  9. theirself,
  10. theism

Origin of theine

1830–40; < New Latin the(a) tea + -ine2

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British Dictionary definitions for theine

theine

noun

another name for caffeine, esp when present in tea

Word Origin for theine

C19: from New Latin thea tea + -ine ²

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