mizuna

noun
mi·​zu·​na | \ mi-ˈzü-nə How to pronounce mizuna (audio) \

Definition of mizuna

: a Japanese mustard (Brassica rapa nipposinica synonym B. rapa japonica) having mild tasting deeply dissected leaves used especially in salads also : its leaves

Examples of mizuna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their popular salad mix has baby mustard, mizuna, tatsoi, arugula, spinach, and lettuce. BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2021 Fresh mizuna and tatsoi will soon join sweet spinach, sprouting outdoors under gauzy sheets. Jennifer Oldham Washington Post, Star Tribune, 5 Mar. 2021 Roasted baby beets were tossed in a subtly sweet roasted garlic and tahini vinaigrette and garnished with sunchoke crisps, shaved raw beet and super-fresh mizuna. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Feb. 2021 Arugula-like in its peppery character, the mizuna handily balanced out the sweetness of the other ingredients. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Feb. 2021 Bitter and tender: Arugula, endive, frisée, mizuna, radicchio, radish greens, watercress. Alexa Weibel, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2020 If your grocery store doesn’t carry mizuna, try a farmers’ market. Maya Wong, Sunset Magazine, 17 Mar. 2020 Once the danger of frost has passed, sow greens like arugula, mache, and mizuna. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 16 Mar. 2020 Since then, Veggie has also nurtured other plants including Chinese cabbage, zinnias and mizuna. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of mizuna

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mizuna

Japanese, from mizu water + na greens

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Last Updated

7 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Mizuna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mizuna. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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