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Tea vs. Fish

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Teanoun

(uncountable) The dried leaves or buds of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis.

‘Go to the supermarket and buy some tea.’;

Fishnoun

(countable) A cold-blooded vertebrate animal that lives in water, moving with the help of fins and breathing with gills.

‘Salmon is a fish.’; ‘The Sun Mother created all the fishes of the world.’; ‘The Sun Mother created all the fish of the world.’; ‘We have many fish in our aquarium.’;

Teanoun

(uncountable) The drink made by infusing these dried leaves or buds in hot water.

‘Would you like some tea?’;

Fishnoun

Any animal (or any vertebrate) that lives exclusively in water.

Teanoun

(countable) A variety of the tea plant.

‘Darjeeling is a tea from India.’;

Fishnoun

(uncountable) The flesh of the fish used as food.

‘The seafood pasta had lots of fish but not enough pasta.’;

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Teanoun

(uncountable) By extension, any drink made by infusing parts of various other plants. Also, meat stock served hot as a drink, often as a stimulant or restorative.

‘camomile tea; mint tea; beef tea’;

Fishnoun

(uncountable) A card game in which the object is to obtain cards in pairs or sets of four (depending on the variation), by asking the other players for cards of a particular rank.

Teanoun

A cup of any one of these drinks, often with a small amount of milk or cream added and sweetened with sugar or honey.

Fishnoun

A woman.

Teanoun

A glass of iced tea, typically served with ice cubes and sometimes with a slice or wedge of lemon.

Fishnoun

An easy victim for swindling.

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Teanoun

A light meal eaten mid-afternoon, typically with tea; afternoon tea.

Fishnoun

A bad poker player. Compare shark (a good poker player).

Teanoun

The main evening meal, irrespective of whether tea is drunk with it.

‘The family were sitting round the table, having their tea.’;

Fishnoun

A makeshift overlapping longitudinal brace, originally shaped roughly like a fish, used to temporarily repair or extend a spar or mast of a ship.

Teanoun

(cricket) The break in play between the second and third sessions.

‘Australia were 490 for 7 at tea on the second day.’;

Fishnoun

(nautical) A purchase used to fish the anchor.

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Teanoun

Marijuana.

Fishnoun

A torpedo.

Teanoun

Information, especially sensitive and/or juicy gossip. Connected to the idea of sipping tea while listening to such information.

‘spill the tea on that drama’;

Fishnoun

(zoology) A paraphyletic grouping of the following extant taxonomic groups:

Teanoun

A moment, a historical unit of time from China, about the amount of time needed to quickly drink a traditional cup of tea. It is now found in Chinese-language historical fiction.

Fishnoun

Class Myxini, the hagfish (no vertebra)

Teaverb

To drink tea.

Fishnoun

Class Petromyzontida, the lampreys (no jaw)

Teaverb

To take afternoon tea (the light meal).

Fishnoun

Within infraphylum Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates (also including Tetrapoda)

Teanoun

The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree (Thea Chinensis or Camellia Chinensis). The shrub is a native of China, but has been introduced to some extent into some other countries.

Fishnoun

(cartomancy) The thirty-fourth Lenormand card.

Teanoun

A decoction or infusion of tea leaves in boiling water; as, tea is a common beverage.

Fishnoun

A period of time spent fishing.

‘The fish at the lake didn't prove successful.’;

Teanoun

Any infusion or decoction, especially when made of the dried leaves of plants; as, sage tea; chamomile tea; catnip tea.

Fishnoun

An instance of seeking something.

‘Merely two fishes for information told the whole story.’;

Teanoun

The evening meal, at which tea is usually served; supper.

Fishnoun

(obsolete) A counter, used in various games.

Teaverb

To take or drink tea.

Fishverb

(intransitive) To hunt fish or other aquatic animals.

‘She went to the river to fish for trout.’;

Teanoun

a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water;

‘iced tea is a cooling drink’;

Fishverb

(transitive) To search (a body of water) for something other than fish.

‘They fished the surrounding lakes for the dead body.’;

Teanoun

a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes;

‘an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea’;

Fishverb

(intransitive) To (attempt to) find or get hold of an object by searching among other objects.

‘Why are you fishing through my things?’; ‘He was fishing for the keys in his pocket.’;

Teanoun

dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea;

‘the store shelves held many different kinds of tea’; ‘they threw the tea into Boston harbor’;

Fishverb

To talk to people in an attempt to get them to say something.

‘The detective visited the local pubs fishing around for more information.’; ‘The actors loitered at the door, fishing for compliments.’;

Teanoun

a reception or party at which tea is served;

‘we met at the Dean's tea for newcomers’;

Fishverb

Of a batsman, to attempt to hit a ball outside off stump and miss it.

Teanoun

a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves;

‘tea has fragrant white flowers’;

Fishverb

(nautical) To repair a spar or mast by fastening a beam or other long object (often called a fish) over the damaged part (see Noun above).

Teanoun

a hot drink made by infusing the dried crushed leaves of the tea plant in boiling water

‘Katherine sipped her tea’;

Fishnoun

A counter, used in various games.

Teanoun

the dried leaves used to make tea

‘tea from India and Ceylon’; ‘tea bags containing teas from selected estates’;

Fishnoun

A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.

Teanoun

a drink made from the infused leaves, fruits, or flowers of plants other than tea

‘fruit teas’; ‘herbal tea’;

Fishnoun

An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces.

Teanoun

any hot drink, for example, coffee or cocoa.

Fishnoun

The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.

Teanoun

the evergreen shrub or small tree which produces tea leaves, native to southern and eastern Asia and grown as a major cash crop.

Fishnoun

The flesh of fish, used as food.

Teanoun

a light afternoon meal consisting typically of tea to drink, sandwiches, and cakes

‘picnic teas’; ‘they were about to take afternoon tea’;

Fishnoun

A purchase used to fish the anchor.

Teanoun

a cooked evening meal

‘it reminds me of Sunday teas when I was a very small child’; ‘fish and chips for tea’;

Fishverb

To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.

Teanoun

breakfast, typically consisting of a hot drink and bread.

Fishverb

To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.

‘Any other fishing question.’;

Teaverb

drink tea or take afternoon tea

‘I teaed with Professor Herron’;

Fishverb

To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.

Tea

Tea is an aromatic beverage prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured or fresh leaves of Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to China and East Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world.

Fishverb

To search by raking or sweeping.

Fishverb

To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.

Fishverb

To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish, n.

Fishnoun

any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills;

‘the shark is a large fish’; ‘in the livingroom there was a tank of colorful fish’;

Fishnoun

the flesh of fish used as food;

‘in Japan most fish is eaten raw’; ‘after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat’; ‘they have a chef who specializes in fish’;

Fishnoun

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces

Fishnoun

the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20

Fishverb

seek indirectly;

‘fish for compliments’;

Fishverb

catch or try to catch fish or shellfish;

‘I like to go fishing on weekends’;

Fishnoun

a limbless cold-blooded vertebrate animal with gills and fins living wholly in water

‘the huge lakes are now devoid of fish’;

Fishnoun

the flesh of fish as food

‘a dinner of meat, dried fish, and bread’;

Fishnoun

the zodiacal sign or constellation Pisces.

Fishnoun

used in names of invertebrate animals living wholly in water, e.g. cuttlefish, shellfish, jellyfish.

Fishnoun

a torpedo.

Fishnoun

a person who is strange in a specified way

‘he is generally thought to be a bit of a cold fish’;

Fishnoun

a flat plate that is fixed on a beam or across a joint in order to give additional strength.

Fishnoun

a long, slightly curved piece of wood that is lashed to a ship's damaged mast or spar as a temporary repair.

Fishverb

catch or try to catch fish, typically by using a net or hook and line

‘he was fishing for pike’; ‘I've told the girls we've gone fishing’;

Fishverb

catch or try to catch fish in (a particular body of water)

‘many of the lochs we used to fish are now affected by forestry’;

Fishverb

search by groping or feeling for something concealed

‘he fished for his registration certificate and held it up to the policeman's torch’;

Fishverb

try subtly or deviously to elicit a response or some information from someone

‘I was not fishing for compliments’;

Fishverb

pull or take something out of water or a receptacle

‘the body of a woman had been fished out of the river’;

Fishverb

mend or strengthen with a fish.

Fishverb

join (rails in a railway track) with a fishplate.

Fish

Fish are aquatic, craniate, gill-bearing animals that lack limbs with digits. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish as well as various extinct related groups.

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