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hyson Syllabification: hy·son
Pronunciation: /ˈhīsən/

Definition of hyson in English:


A type of green China tea.
Example sentences
  • Young Hyson is made with early-harvested tea leaves twisted in a long, thin style.
  • It was not unusual for dealers to have several grades of hyson tea.


Mid 18th century: from Chinese xīchūn, literally 'bright spring'.

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