Definitions

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

  • n. An edible plant (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) in the mustard family, having dark green, glossy, feathery leaves and white stems.

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  • n. One of several tangy green used in Japanese cuisine, usually Brassica rapa var. nipposinica

Etymologies

Japanese : mizu, water + na, mustard plant.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 水菜 (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Note: The mizuna is great raw even though it is traditionally eaten steamed.

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  • Over in the North Corktown section of Detroit, the leaves of an edible Japanese plant called mizuna are harvested with a pair of scissors.

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  • Likewise, we used to use shungiku in pretty much any hot pot we'd make, along with napa cabbage - until we were introduced to mizuna, which is originally from Kyoto and was not as common in Tokyo as it is now.

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  • Steamed broccoli and black bean-garlic sauce team in this tasty side dish .... of Asian ancestry include mustard cousins such as mizuna, mustard spinach and tatsoi.

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  • Duck prosciutto, a "medium" bite, weaves across a plate of feathery mizuna its bite is like that of arugula, toasted walnuts and tart marbles of compressed apple, everything drizzled with walnut oil.

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  • Perhaps it is the influence of his Chinese wife, but the cuisine was decidedly fusion, with dishes including Szechuan chicken served with pak choi or with a mixed green salad, tat soy (spinach mustard) and mizuna (Japanese greens).

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  • Order a side of fries (with smoked paprika, $6) if you're after that moules et frites feeling, or splurge and go for the steak frites (sirloin, with mizuna and red wine sauce, $26).

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  • We decide to leave the small chervil and mizuna bed as we are in love with these flavours right now and anyway have to stop somewhere!

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  • I have left the mustard greens, wild rocket and mizuna to mature, and the seed heads will be gathered up soon to prevent them from rotting.

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  • Because I think watercress is a highly underappreciated green, pushed out of the limelight by the likes of arugula and mizuna, when in fact it has all of their zip and less of their bite.

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