oolong

(redirected from Wu-long)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to Wu-long: Oolong tea

oo·long

(o͞o′lông′, -lŏng′)
n.
A dark Chinese tea that has been partially oxidized before drying.

[Chinese (Mandarin) wūlóng(chá), black dragon (tea) (or a kindred source in another variety of Chinese ) : , crow, black (in reference to the color of the crow) (from Middle Chinese ʔuə̆) + lóng, dragon; see longan.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

oolong

(ˈuːˌlɒŋ)
n
a kind of dark tea, grown in China, that is partly fermented before being dried
[C19: from Chinese wu lung, from wu black + lung dragon]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

oo•long

(ˈuˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ)

n.
a brown or amber tea grown in China and Taiwan and partially fermented before being dried.
[1850–55; < Chinese wúlóng literally, black dragon, or < a cognate dial. form]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oolong - Chinese tea leaves that have been partially fermented before being dried
tea leaf, tea - dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea; "the store shelves held many different kinds of tea"; "they threw the tea into Boston harbor"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.