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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.]

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]

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]
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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"
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During the eight weeks I spent with him on Oolong Atoll, I never saw him draw a sober breath.
Oolong Atoll was one hundred and forty miles in circumference.
Ship after ship had come to grief on Oolong. Not thirty years before, the whaler BLENNERDALE, running into the lagoon for repair, had been cut off with all hands.
He had made the Solomon Islands, and there told his brothers of what we had done in Oolong. And all his brothers had said they would come and punish us, and there they were in the three schooners, and our three villages were wiped out.
We were twenty-five thousand on Oolong before the three schooners came.
By day and night the smoke rose in clouds from all the beaches of all the islands of Oolong as we paid the penalty of our wrongdoing.
Joe and Delia met in an atelier where a number of art and music students had gathered to discuss chiaroscuro, Wagner, music, Rembrandt's works, pictures, Waldteufel, wall paper, Chopin and Oolong.
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Mixture of pure lapsang and oolong," the old man replied.
'Xiamen is the heart and home of oolong tea production,' shared our guide Xiamen-born Sunny Law as we entered Gu Cha Yuan Chinese Teahouse.
Black tea, green tea, red tea, oolong tea, jasmine tea, herbal tea and fruit tea that are made available in bottles are considered rich in antioxidants and polyphenols that help in the prevention of a number of diseases including cancer.
Oolong Tea: Oolong Tea, like black tea goes through a withering stage (wilting).The difference is the oolong tea goes through a shorter stage and the leaves are fired directly after that to prevent continued oxidation (fermentation).The leaves can range from being almost black to dark green depending on when oxidation is stopped.