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

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Recent Examples on the Web Bitter and tender: Arugula, endive, frisée, mizuna, radicchio, radish greens, watercress. Alexa Weibel, New York Times, "Missing an Ingredient? Here’s What You Can Use Instead," 11 Apr. 2020 If your grocery store doesn’t carry mizuna, try a farmers’ market. Maya Wong, Sunset Magazine, "27 Chicken Breast Recipes That Redeem the Whole Idea of Chicken Breast," 17 Mar. 2020 Once the danger of frost has passed, sow greens like arugula, mache, and mizuna. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Your Ultimate Spring Gardening To-Do List for March and April," 16 Mar. 2020 Since then, Veggie has also nurtured other plants including Chinese cabbage, zinnias and mizuna. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, "Red Space Lettuce Might Feed Red Planet Astronauts," 6 Mar. 2020 Veggie has allowed astronauts to grow Chinese cabbage, mizuna mustard greens, red Russian kale, three types of lettuce and even zinnia flowers. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Space-grown lettuce is safe to eat, says study. Delicious, say astronauts," 6 Mar. 2020 This salad is especially good made with tender greens like baby red or green mustard, radish leaves, red or green mizuna, and/or tops of edible chrysanthemum, but feel free to experiment. Sunset Magazine, "The Recipes You Should Be Cooking This March," 26 Feb. 2020 Vegetable gardeners will be looking to diversify their harvests with leafy greens generally grown outside the United States — bok choy, mizuna and komatsuna among them, according to the horticulturists. Washington Post, "Gardening trends for 2020? Think unconventional, sustainable," 7 Jan. 2020 However, for those who fancy some purple-ruffles basil and mizuna with their lamb’s leaf lettuce, there is an alternative to nostalgia. The Economist, "The foody benefits of farming vertically," 29 Aug. 2019

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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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“Mizuna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mizuna. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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