: grown in the shade
specifically : grown under cloth
shade-grown tobacco

Examples of shade-grown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Used traditionally in Japanese tea ceremonies, the tea plant is shade-grown and the leaves are harvested into a fine, jade-colored powder that gives a balanced taste of bitter, umami and mellow grassy notes. Nicole Charky-Chami, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shade-grown was in 1922

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“Shade-grown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shade-grown. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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