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hyson

[hahy-suh n]
noun
  1. a Chinese green tea dried and prepared from twisted leaves, especially of the early crop (young hyson).
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Origin of hyson

1730–40; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) héichēun, akin to Chinese xīchūn (blooming) spring
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hyson

noun
  1. a Chinese green tea, the early crop of which is known as young hyson and the inferior leaves as hyson skin
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Word Origin

C18: from Chinese (Cantonese) hei-ch'un bright spring
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