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cream tea

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Definition of cream tea in English:

noun

British
A meal taken in the afternoon consisting of tea to drink with scones, jam, and cream.
Example sentences
  • Later in the day, a cream tea with sandwiches and scones would have been tempting.
  • Of course, at around four in the afternoon thoughts turn to the cream tea.
  • We had a cream tea in the bar in the afternoon and ate in the hotel's restaurant that evening.

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