beef tea

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beef tea (countable and uncountable, plural beef teas)

  1. A strong beef broth.
  2. Bovril diluted with hot water or milk.
    • 1897, Edward Spencer, Cakes & Ale[1]:
      Make half-a-pint of beef-tea in a tumbler with this extract. Put the tumbler in a refrigerator for an hour, then add a liqueur-glassful of old brandy, with just a dust of cayenne. This is one of the very best pick-me-ups known to the faculty.