souchong

noun
sou·​chong | \ ˈsü-ˌchȯŋ How to pronounce souchong (audio) , -ˌshȯŋ \

Definition of souchong

: a tea made from the larger older leaves of the shoot

First Known Use of souchong

1750, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for souchong

of Chinese origin; akin to Chinese (Beijing) xiǎozhǒng, literally, small sort

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“Souchong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/souchong. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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