Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A type of Chinese green tea with twisted leaves.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A brand of green tea produced in China.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A fragrant kind of green tea.
  • noun the light and inferior leaves separated from the hyson by a winnowing machine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A Chinese green tea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a Chinese green tea with twisted leaves

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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).]

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