Definition of tea leaf noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


tea leaf

BrE BrE//ˈtiː liːf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtiː liːf//
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a small piece of a dried leaf of the tea bush ; used especially in the plural to describe what is left at the bottom of a cup or pot after the tea has been made
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tea leaf