hy·​son ˈhī-sᵊn How to pronounce hyson (audio)
: a Chinese green tea made from thinly rolled and twisted leaves

Word History


Chinese (Guangdong) héichēun, literally, bright spring

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyson was in 1740

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Cite this Entry

“Hyson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyson. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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