microgreen

noun
mi·​cro·​green | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌgrēn How to pronounce microgreen (audio) \

Definition of microgreen

: a very small, young, and tender edible leaf (as of mustard, radish, mint, or lettuce)

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The most popular microgreen flavors come from peas, carrots, broccoli, arugula, beets and mustards. Washington Post, "Microgreens: a tiny, nutritional, easy-to-grow crop all year," 11 June 2019 Bassi also grows about 20 pounds of microgreens a week along with lavender, thyme, sage, oregano, rosemary and chamomile. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, "In Montecito Heights, a trash-filled hillside is transformed into a thriving urban farm," 11 Sep. 2019 Transfer the hummus to a serving dish and garnish with microgreens. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Spinach Hummus Dip," 24 July 2019 In one famous incident, Napoleon almost lost control of his army after serving white-truffle ravioli with shallot foam on a bed of microgreens at every meal for a month, as a cost-cutting measure. Jeremiah Budin, The New Yorker, "Other Luxury Food Items That Used to Be Considered Disgusting," 11 June 2019 Sliced seafood strewn with microgreens and delivered with a lime half and crisp olive oil crackers encourages me to book a second dinner. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Blend 111 in Vienna may need to call 911," 28 June 2019 To begin one evening, there is a sip of bright reddish-coral tomato dashi with olive oil and microgreens, like a Japanese gazpacho. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "At Kamakura, dinner is part 10-course tone poem, part sake crash course," 18 June 2019 But the absolute easiest vegetable to grow on the kitchen window shelf is microgreens—the perfect topping for any quick salad. Willi Evans Galloway, Good Housekeeping, "Microgreens—The Salad You Can Grow Inside Any Time Of The Year," 9 Nov. 2017 There will be staff, volunteers and board member to answer your questions and microgreens samples will be available. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of microgreen

1998, in the meaning defined above

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