Hyson skin
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. 2000.

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  • hyson-skin — hyˈson skin noun The refuse of hyson tea removed by winnowing • • • Main Entry: ↑hyson …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyson skin — noun : the light and inferior leaves separated from hyson by a winnowing machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — /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

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