microgreen

noun

mi·​cro·​green ˈmī-krō-ˌgrēn How to pronounce microgreen (audio)
: a very small, young, and tender edible leaf (as of mustard, radish, mint, or lettuce)

Examples of microgreen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of the dishes at SAGE feature herbs and other ingredients plucked from plants growing on the patio, too, like the Door County smoke whitefish pate or egg salad sandwich with tarragon and microgreens. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2024 Think tomato and burrata; avocado, radishes and microgreens; and peanut butter, bananas and berries. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 29 May 2024 Made of compressed coconut coir and enhanced with nutrients to help plants grow bigger and stronger, the Wonder Soil Organic Potting Soil is extremely versatile and can be used for indoor and outdoor plants, including herbs, flowers, microgreens, cactus, and even seed starting. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 May 2024 The microgreens sprouted shockingly quickly, within 24 hours of being planted. Rachel Ahrnsen, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Apr. 2024 Heirloom Tomato Salad View Recipe A sprinkle of microgreens takes juicy heirloom tomatoes to the next level. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Apr. 2024 Always have some on hand at home with this awesome microgreens growing kit that sits directly on the countertop. Taylor Gumm, Rolling Stone, 31 Jan. 2024 The current roster includes a bluefin tuna tostada ($12) topped with chipotle aioli and corn microgreens, and mahi-mahi aguachile bearing sesame seeds and a wakame seaweed salad ($15.50) about which Siegel raves. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 4 Mar. 2024 The meal starts with a burrata salad composed of crispy prosciutto, baby kale, microgreens and fresh berries tossed in an ice wine vinaigrette. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1998, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microgreen was in 1998

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“Microgreen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microgreen. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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