- 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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Then he drank about two-thirds of a cup of beef-tea, and some Oolong tea.The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure
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Oolong Atoll was one hundred and forty miles in circumference.
Oolong was two hundred and fifty miles from the nearest land.
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- a kind of dark tea, grown in China, that is partly fermented before being dried
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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper