or soo·chong

[ soo-shong, -chong ]
/ ˈsuˈʃɒŋ, -ˈtʃɒŋ /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for souchong

/ (ˈsuːˈʃɒŋ, -ˈtʃɒŋ) /


a black tea with large leaves

Word Origin for souchong

C18: from Chinese hsiao-chung small kind
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