Definition of mizuna in English:


Syllabification: mi·zu·na
Pronunciation: /məˈzo͞onə
(also mizuna greens)


  • An oriental rape of a variety with finely cut leaves that are eaten as a salad vegetable.
    • Brassica rapa variety nipposinica, family Brassicaceae
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    • The trouble with meatballs, however, is that there are rarely any leftovers - which is more than can be said for mizuna and pomegranate salad with braised pork belly, enoki mushrooms and miso.
    • For a mild mix, combine familiar types of leaf lettuce with greens such as mizuna, purslane, mache and chervil.
    • In Tenerife they concentrate on salad leaves such as mizuna, ruby chard, rocket and red mustard.


1990s: from Japanese.

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