theiform

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Translingual Thea (tea, the tea plant) +‎ -form (compare French théiforme)

Adjective[edit]

theiform (not comparable)

  1. Having the form of tea.
    • 1832, London medical and surgical journal: Volume 1 (page 671)
      A warm theiform drink, taken from a quarter to three quarters of a litre at a dose, increases the pulse from six to twelve beats []
    • 1835, Thomas Roupell Everest, Amos Gerald Hull, A popular view of homoeopathy (page 60)
      All raw vegetable juices, all spices, all essences, all odours, all perfumes, all theiform infusions, all that can by any possibility be supposed to exercise the slightest influence over the organism []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.