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treksel, noun

Forms:
Also trexel.
Origin:
Dutch
obsolescent
A quantity of a commodity, as tea or coffee, from which a brew is prepared by infusion. See also trek verb sense 9.
1850 R.G.G. Cumming Hunter’s Life (1911) 120They are..great beggars, generally commencing by soliciting ‘trexels,’ a trexel being a pound of tea or coffee.
1945 N. Devitt People & Places 140We speak of a ‘treksel’ — a small dose or quantity of a substance capable of infusion.
A quantity of a commodity, as tea or coffee, from which a brew is prepared by infusion.

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