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Cha (chä), n. [Chin. ch‘a.] [Also [chaa], [chais], [tsia], etc.]

[Tea]; -- the Chinese ([Mandarin]) name, used generally in early works of travel, and now for a kind of rolled tea used in [Central Asia].

A pot with hot water . . . made with the powder of a certain herb called chaa, which is much esteemed. Tr. J. Van Linschoten's Voyages (1598).


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