hyson

[ hahy-suh n ]
/ ˈhaɪ sən /
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noun

a Chinese green tea dried and prepared from twisted leaves, especially of the early crop (young hyson).

Nearby words

  1. hyracoid,
  2. hyracotherium,
  3. hyrax,
  4. hyrcania,
  5. hyrcanian,
  6. hyssop,
  7. hyster-,
  8. hysteralgia,
  9. hysteratresia,
  10. hysterectomize

Origin of hyson

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

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hyson

/ (ˈhaɪsən) /

noun

a Chinese green tea, the early crop of which is known as young hyson and the inferior leaves as hyson skin

Word Origin for hyson

C18: from Chinese (Cantonese) hei-ch'un bright spring

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