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hyson

[hahy-suh n] /ˈhaɪ sən/
noun
1.
a Chinese green tea dried and prepared from twisted leaves, especially of the early crop (young hyson)
Origin
dialectal Chinese
1730-1740
1730-40; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) héichēun, akin to Chinese xīchūn (blooming) spring
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hyson

/ˈhaɪsən/
noun
1.
a Chinese green tea, the early crop of which is known as young hyson and the inferior leaves as hyson skin
Word Origin
C18: from Chinese (Cantonese) hei-ch'un bright spring
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