Chinese cabbage


Definition of Chinese cabbage

: either of two Asian brassicas now grown in the U.S. and widely used as greens:
a : bok choy
b : one (Brassica rapa pekinensis) that forms elongate more or less solid cylindrical heads and has pale green or cream-colored leaves

First Known Use of Chinese cabbage

1842, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of Chinese cabbage

: a type of cabbage from Asia that has a long head and pale, wrinkled leaves

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