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 This salad is especially good made with red or green mustard, mizuna, and edible chrysanthemum, but feel free to experiment. Magdalena O'neal, Sunset Magazine, 25 Mar. 2022 Conjure a hedge of the usual suspects with dolmades and mizuna tucked in for good measure. Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2022 The couple draw heavily on seasonal, local produce, like garlic chives and mizuna from Hikari Farms in Watsonville, run by a Japanese American family. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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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 13 Aug. 2022.

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