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mizuna

Line breaks: mi¦zuna
Pronunciation: /mɪˈzuːnə
 
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(also mizuna greens)

Definition of mizuna in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Oriental rape of a variety with finely cut leaves that are eaten in salads.
  • Brassica rapa variety nipposinica, family Cruciferae
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Japanese.

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