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)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Araiza also helped to start a gardening club on campus, and the culinary club uses some of the vegetables grown in the garden, as well as the chives, onions, basil, microgreens and lettuce that is grown in the culinary club’s tower garden in the kitchen. The Arizona Republic, 5 May 2023 Featuring chipotle crema, sweet corn pico de gallo, fresh avocado, Chile de arbol oil and a watermelon radish microgreen salad. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 4 May 2023 Garnish with fresh herbs or microgreens, some flake salt, and a drizzle of good olive oil. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Apr. 2023 Read more about growing and selling microgreens from Clive Woods, the author of Microgreens: The Insider's Secrets To Growing Gourmet Greens & Building A Wildly Successful Microgreen Business. Angela Belt, House Beautiful, 22 Apr. 2023 Avocado smash toasts are artfully arranged with bright red marinated tomatoes, electric pink watermelon radishes and a garnish of microgreens. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 10 Apr. 2023 At the time, Boloni was growing microgreens, too, but the coconut craze soon overtook the other products. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 5 Apr. 2023 Top with splash of tonic water and garnish with gold flakes and microgreen. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 1 Mar. 2023 True Leaf Market has non-GMO seed packets and kits to grow microgreens, wheatgrass and an indoor herb garden. oregonlive, 7 May 2020 See More

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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 8 Jun. 2023.

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