young hyson

young hyson

noun
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hyson

[hahy-suhn]
noun
a Chinese green tea dried and prepared from twisted leaves, especially of the early crop (young hyson)

Origin:
1730–40; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) héichēun, akin to Chinese xīchūn (blooming) spring

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hyson (ˈhaɪsən)
 
n
a Chinese green tea, the early crop of which is known as young hyson and the inferior leaves as hyson skin
 
[C18: from Chinese (Cantonese) hei-ch'un bright spring]

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