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

  • n. A dark Chinese tea that has been partially fermented before drying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A partially fermented tea which combines the characteristics of green tea and black tea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fragrant variety of black tea having somewhat the flavor of green tea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of black tea with the flavor of green tea. Also written oulong.

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

  • n. Chinese tea leaves that have been partially fermented before being dried


Chinese (Mandarin) wūlóng(chá), black dragon (tea) : , dark, black + lóng, dragon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1850s. From Chinese 烏龍 (wūlóng), from  (wū, "black") +  (lóng, "dragon") (Wiktionary)



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