/huy"seuhn/, n.
a Chinese green tea dried and prepared from twisted leaves, esp. of the early crop (young hyson).
[1730-40; < dial. Chin (Guangdong) héicheun, akin to Chin xichun (blooming) spring]

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  • Hyson — Hy son, n. [Chin. hi tshun, lit., first crop, or blooming spring.] A fragrant kind of green tea. [1913 Webster] {Hyson skin}, the light and inferior leaves separated from the hyson by a winnowing machine. M Culloch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyson — [hī′sən] n. [Chin hsi tchun, lit., blooming spring, first crop] a variety of Chinese green tea: the early crop is called young hyson, and the inferior leaves are called hyson skin …   English World dictionary

  • Hyson — Hyson, Sorte Thee, s.d. S. 460 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hyson — (engl., spr. haiß n, Heisan), eine Handelssorte des grünen Tees, s. Tee …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • hyson — /ˈhaɪsən/ (say huysuhn) noun a Chinese green tea, the early crop and the inferior leaves being called young hyson and hyson skin respectively. {Cantonese hei ch un, literally, blooming spring (Mandarin hsi ch un)} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hyson — noun Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) héichēun, literally, bright spring Date: 1740 a Chinese green tea made from thinly rolled and twisted leaves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyson — noun A Chinese green tea …   Wiktionary

  • hyson — hy·son …   English syllables

  • hyson —   n. kind of green tea of China …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • hyson — n. a kind of green China tea. Etymology: Chin. xichun, lit. bright spring …   Useful english dictionary

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