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mizuna

[ mi-zoo-nuh ]
/ mɪˈzu nə /
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noun

any of numerous varieties of mustard plant cultivated for their thin, wispy, edible leaves: These strains of mizuna have been cultivated in Japan since ancient times.
Also called Jap·a·nese mus·tard greens . the leaves from any of these plants, having a somewhat spicy or peppery flavor, eaten raw or cooked: a piquant salad of fresh mizuna and shredded radish.

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Origin of mizuna

First recorded in 1910–15; from Japanese mizu “water” + na “mustard plant, (salad) greens”
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British Dictionary definitions for mizuna

mizuna
/ (mɪˈzuːnə) /

noun

a Japanese variety of lettuce having crisp green leaves

Word Origin for mizuna

Japanese
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