hyson

[ hahy-suhn ]

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

Origin of hyson

1
1730–40; <dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) héichēun, akin to Chinese xīchūn (blooming) spring

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How to use hyson in a sentence

  • However, six of us landed, and held the fort somehow till more Imperialists came up, while the hyson pushed on towards Soochow.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I | Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • The hyson blew her whistle, and was received with deafening cheers from the gunboats, which were on the eve of bolting.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I | Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • Gordon at once hastened to the rescue at the head of one of his regiments, and with the invaluable hyson steamer.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I | Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • Mr. Podgers (republican, Mass.) desired to know if the tax upon Young hyson is not to be moderated?

  • He's a chap named hyson, the local ne'er-do-well, who was almost starving when Mr. Glenthorpe came to the district.

    The Shrieking Pit | Arthur J. Rees

British Dictionary definitions for hyson

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

Origin of hyson

1
C18: from Chinese (Cantonese) hei-ch'un bright spring

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