microgreen

noun

mi·​cro·​green ˈmī-krō-ˌgrēn How to pronounce microgreen (audio)
: a very small, young, and tender edible leaf (as of mustard, radish, mint, or lettuce)

Examples of microgreen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spiky fish was prepared as a ceviche, tossed with coconut milk, citrus, and microgreens — a delicious way to do my part for the environment. Carley Thornell, Travel + Leisure, 19 Jan. 2024 The zucchini taco, which is packed with fried zucchini, caramelized onions, black beans, corn, cherry tomatoes, olives, capers and microgreens, was bursting with flavor. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Jan. 2024 What’s Great About It This garden produced fresh microgreens within a week. Nor'adila Hepburn, Southern Living, 6 Jan. 2024 Lee doesn’t make weekly trips to the greenmarket or garnish his food with microgreens or edible flowers. Adam Reiner, Bon Appétit, 6 Jan. 2024 Their powder has just one ingredient: broccoli microgreens. Kelsey Kunik, Rd, Health, 29 Dec. 2023 Beware, though: not every vegetable yields edible microgreens. Lauren David, Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2023 More nutritious than greens like lettuce and kale, microgreens are a great source of antioxidants that don’t take long to grow. Nor'adila Hepburn, Southern Living, 6 Jan. 2024 This system is easy to install but only suitable for small plants such as microgreens or herbs. Michelle Ullman, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1998, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microgreen was in 1998

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“Microgreen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microgreen. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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