bok choy

noun \ ˈbäk-ˈchȯi \
variants: or less commonly bok choi play \ˈbäk-ˈchȯi\ or play \ˈpäk-ˈchȯi, ˈpak-\
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of bok choy

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

Recent Examples of bok choy from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bok choy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of bok choy

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


BOK CHOY Defined for English Language Learners

bok choy

noun

Definition of bok choy for English Language Learners

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


Learn More about bok choy


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sticky or viscid

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!