Oolong meaning

o͝olông, -lŏng
A dark Chinese tea that has been partially fermented before drying.
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A dark tea from China and Taiwan that is partly fermented before being dried.
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A partially fermented tea which combines the characteristics of green tea and black tea.
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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 烏 / 乌 (wÅ«, “black") + 乌 / é¾™ (lóng, “dragon")

    From Wiktionary