bok choy

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noun \ˈbäk-ˈchȯi\
variants: or less commonly

bok choi

\ˈbäk-ˈchȯi\ or

play \ˈpäk-ˈchȯi, ˈpak-\

Definition of bok choy

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

Origin and Etymology of bok choy

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


BOK CHOY Defined for English Language Learners

bok choy

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Definition of bok choy for English Language Learners

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

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