[ oo-lawng, -long ]
/ ˈuˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ /


a brown or amber tea grown in China and Taiwan and partially fermented before being dried.

Words nearby oolong

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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/ (ˈuːˌlɒŋ) /


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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