oolong

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noun oo·long \ˈü-ˌlȯŋ\

Definition of oolong

  1. :  tea made from leaves that have been partially oxidized before firing

Origin and Etymology of oolong

Chinese (Xiamen) oōlióng(dé), literally, black dragon (tea)


First Known Use: 1845

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