congou
noun Etymology: probably from Chinese (Xiamen) kong-hu pains taken Date: 1725 a black tea from China

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Congou — Con gou, Congo Con go, n. [Chin. kung foo labor.] Black tea, of higher grade (finer leaf and less dusty) than the present bohea. Also called {English breakfast tea}. See {Tea}. [1913 Webster +PJC] Of black teas, the great mass is called Congou,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congou — [käŋ′go͞o΄] n. [Amoy Chin kong hu, labor: because the tea has been processed with care] a variety of black Chinese tea …   English World dictionary

  • congou — /kong gooh/, n. a black tea from China. Also, congo. [1715 25; < dial. Chin (Xiamen), equiv. to Chin gongfu( chá) lit., effort (tea)] * * * …   Universalium

  • congou — n. black Chinese tea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • congou — con·gou …   English syllables

  • congou — con•gou [[t]ˈkɒŋ gu[/t]] n. coo a black tea from China • Etymology: 1715–25; < dial. Chin (Xiamen), = Chin gōngfū( chá) lit., effort (tea) …   From formal English to slang

  • congou — /ˈkɒŋgu/ (say konggooh) noun a kind of black tea from China. Also, congo /ˈkɒŋgoʊ/ (say konggoh). {Chinese kung fu labour} …   Australian English dictionary

  • congou —   n. kind of black China tea …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • congou — n. a variety of black China tea. Etymology: Chin. dial. kung hu te tea laboured for …   Useful english dictionary

  • congou tea — noun black tea grown in China • Syn: ↑congou, ↑congo, ↑English breakfast tea • Hypernyms: ↑black tea …   Useful english dictionary

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