Hyson meaning

hīsən
A type of Chinese green tea with twisted leaves.
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A variety of Chinese green tea: the early crop is called young hyson, and the inferior leaves are called hyson skin.
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A Chinese green tea.
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Origin of hyson

  • Ultimately (perhaps via Dutch or French) from Cantonese hei1 ceon1 akin to Mandarin xī chūn bright (from Middle Chinese xi) xūn spring (from Middle Chinese tʂyn)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition