Oolong Definition

o͝olông, -lŏng
noun
A dark tea from China and Taiwan that is partly fermented before being dried.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Oolong

Noun

Singular:
oolong
Plural:
oolongs

Origin of Oolong

  • Chinese (Mandarin) wūlóng(chá) black dragon (tea) (or a kindred source in another variety of Chinese) crow, black (in reference to the color of the crow) (from Middle Chinese ʔuə̆) lóng dragon longan

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

  • 1850s. From Mandarin 烏龍 / 乌龙 (wÅ«lóng), from / (wÅ«, “black") + / é¾™ (lóng, “dragon")

    From Wiktionary

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