bok choy

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

bok choy

noun \ˈbäk-ˈchi\\ˈpäk-ˈchi, ˈpak-\

: a type of cabbage originally from China that has green leaves with thick, white stems

Full Definition of BOK CHOY

:  a Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa chinensis) forming an open head with long white stalks and green leaves

Variants of BOK CHOY

bok choy also bok choi \ˈbäk-ˈchi\ or pak choi \ˈpäk-ˈchi, ˈpak-\

Origin of BOK CHOY

Chinese (Guangdong) baahk-choi, literally, white vegetable
First Known Use: 1847

bok choy

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Brassica chinensis, one of two types of Chinese cabbage. It has glossy dark green leaves and thick, crisp white stalks in a loose head. Its yellow-flowering centre is especially prized. See also brassica; mustard family.

Variants of BOK CHOY

bok choy or Chinese mustard

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: boke (verb)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: boîte
All Words Near: bok choy

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up bok choy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).