tea cosy

tea cosy
tea cosy NOUN a thick or padded cover placed over a teapot to keep the tea hot.

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  • tea cosy — tea cosies also tea cosy N COUNT A tea cosy is a soft knitted or fabric cover which you put over a teapot in order to keep the tea hot. [BRIT] (in AM, use tea cozy) …   English dictionary

  • tea cosy — tea .cosy n BrE a thick cover that you put over a ↑teapot to keep the tea hot …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Tea cosy — A tea cosy ( American English tea cozy) is a cover for a teapot, [Article of the Boston Journal, 25 November 1879] traditionally made of cloth or wool, which is used to insulate the tea, keeping it warm while it brews. Cloth tea cosies often have …   Wikipedia

  • tea cosy — noun a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm • Syn: ↑cosy, ↑cozy, ↑tea cozy • Hypernyms: ↑cloth covering * * * tea cosy noun A thick cover for a teapot to keep the tea hot • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tea cosy — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tea cosy : singular tea cosy plural tea cosies a cover that is put over a teapot to keep the tea hot …   English dictionary

  • tea cosy — noun An insulating cloth covering, shaped to fit over a teapot to maintain warmth. She had just finished knitting a tea cosy decorated with a floral pattern. See Also: egg cosy, teapot, teabag, tea leaf, teaspoon …   Wiktionary

  • tea-cosy — /ˈti koʊzi/ (say tee kohzee) noun a covering for a teapot to keep the tea hot: *with a tea cosy of crocheted orange, felted with handling, that said everything about the landlord. –shirley hazzard, 1980 …  

  • tea-cosy — see tea cosy …   English dictionary

  • tea cosy — noun a thick or padded cover placed over a teapot to keep the tea hot …   English new terms dictionary

  • tea cosy — noun (C) a thick cover that you put over a teapot to keep the tea hot …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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