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congou

[ kong-goo ]
/ ˈkɒŋ gu /
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noun

a black tea from China.

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Also congo [kong-goh] /ˈkɒŋ goʊ/ .

Origin of congou

First recorded in 1715–25; from dialectal Chinese (Xiamen), equivalent to Chinese gōngfū(-chá), literally, “effort (tea)”
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congou

congo (ˈkɒŋɡəʊ)

/ (ˈkɒŋɡuː) /

noun

a kind of black tea from China

Word Origin for congou

C18: from Chinese (Amoy) kong hu tē tea prepared with care
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