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Definition for young hyson (2 of 2)
[ hahy-suh n ]
/ ˈhaɪ sən /
a Chinese green tea dried and prepared from twisted leaves, especially of the early crop (young hyson).
Origin of hyson
1730–40; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) héichēun, akin to Chinese xīchūn (blooming) spring
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British Dictionary definitions for young hyson
/ (ˈhaɪsən) /
a Chinese green tea, the early crop of which is known as young hyson and the inferior leaves as hyson skin
Word Origin for hyson
C18: from Chinese (Cantonese) hei-ch'un bright spring
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