Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
: a Chinese green tea made from thinly rolled and twisted leaves
1740, in the meaning defined above
Chinese (Guangdong) héichēun, literally, bright spring
Keep scrolling for more
Resources for hyson
Time Traveler for hyson
See more words from the same year
More from Merriam-Webster on hyson
See words that rhyme with hyson
Comments on hyson
What made you want to look up hyson? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to clear from alleged fault or guilt
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Difficult Vocab Quiz
Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
Words from the week of 11/16/2018
This is just to say / Don't confuse them
What exactly is the 'it' being sufficed?
Taking a usage peeve to task
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
Another round of challenging vocab!
(Secret October WOTD Quiz)
A game of winding words.