a brown or amber tea grown in China and Taiwan and partially fermented before being dried.
Origin of oolong
First recorded in 1850–55, oolong is from the Chinese word wúlóng literally, black dragon, or < a cognate dial. form
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Examples from the Web for oolong
Historical Examples of oolong
They're just bein' served with Oolong and caviar sandwiches.
Then he drank about two-thirds of a cup of beef-tea, and some Oolong tea.
Oolong Atoll was one hundred and forty miles in circumference.
Oolong was two hundred and fifty miles from the nearest land.
He had made the Solomon Islands, and there told his brothers of what we had done in Oolong.
British Dictionary definitions for oolong
a kind of dark tea, grown in China, that is partly fermented before being dried
Word Origin for oolong
C19: from Chinese wu lung, from wu black + lung dragon
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Word Origin and History for oolong
dark variety of Chinese tea, 1852, from Chinese wu-lung, literally "black dragon."
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