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or soo·chong

[soo-shong, -chong]
  1. a variety of black tea grown in India and Sri Lanka.
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Origin of souchong

1750–60; < Chinese dial. (Guangdong) síu-júng, akin to Chinese xiǎozhǒng literally, small sort
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Examples from the Web for souchong

Historical Examples

  • Where is she to buy her souchong, or her strong waters, except from us!

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • It is not correct to say that the Souchong is an inferior tea.

  • These names in England are corrupted into congo, and souchong.

  • Why, all the fellows will be asking which of us is pepper, and which Souchong?

  • He had been a tea-merchant for a little longer, but had soon tired of pekoe and souchong.

British Dictionary definitions for souchong


  1. a black tea with large leaves
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Word Origin

C18: from Chinese hsiao-chung small kind
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