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[oo-lawng, -long] /ˈuˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ/
noun
1.
a brown or amber tea grown in China and Taiwan and partially fermented before being dried.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Chinese wúlóng literally, black dragon, or < a cognate dial. form
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Examples from the web for oolong
  • oolong tea contains a mixture of simple polyphenols, such as catechins, and complex polyphenols.
  • oolong tea does not improve glucose metabolism in non-diabetic adults.
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oolong

/ˈuːˌlɒŋ/
noun
1.
a kind of dark tea, grown in China, that is partly fermented before being dried
Word Origin
C19: from Chinese wu lung, from wu black + lung dragon
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Word Origin and History for oolong
n.

dark variety of Chinese tea, 1852, from Chinese wu-lung, literally "black dragon."

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