bok choy


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


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