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bok choy

noun \ˈbäk-ˈchȯi\\ˈpäk-ˈchȯi, ˈpak-\

Simple Definition of bok choy

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

Full Definition of bok choy

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

Variants of bok choy

also bok choi \ˈbäk-ˈchȯi\ or pak choi play \ˈpäk-ˈchȯi, ˈpak-\

Origin of bok choy

Chinese (Guangdong) baahk-choi, literally, white vegetable


First Known Use: 1847


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