bok choy

noun
\ ˈbäk-ˈchȯi How to pronounce bok choy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bok choi \ ˈbäk-​ˈchȯi How to pronounce bok choi (audio) \ or \ ˈpäk-​ˈchȯi How to pronounce pak choi (audio) , ˈpak-​ \

Definition of bok choy

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

Examples of bok choy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add ramen noodles and bok choy, allow to cook for about 3 minutes. Alex Darus, cleveland, "8 soup recipes to learn before cold weather hits," 14 Oct. 2020 My vegetables are looking great, with the ettuce and broccoli doing amazing, but obviously someone else likes my bok choy! Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, "The rain helped our gardens.," 11 Oct. 2020 Chicken tinola is a soup with bok choy, ginger and fish sauce. Beth D'addono, NOLA.com, "Cristina Quackenbush serves Filipino food and more with her Milkfish pop-up," 10 Aug. 2020 Spread the bok choy on top of the beans and season with salt. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Braised chicken thighs and other weeknight possibilities," 7 June 2020 Or head to the on-site juice bar for a detoxifying callaloo, bok choy, cucumber, pineapple, ginger, and lime concoction. Kate Donnelly, Travel + Leisure, "This Resort In Jamaica Is Like the Adult Summer Camp You’ve Always Wanted," 12 July 2020 Other items include a katsu chicken sandwich that fuses Japanese and Korean flavors and ponzu glazed salmon with bok choy and cilantro. Shaena Montanari, azcentral, "Tempe has a new restaurant and rooftop bar. Here's what to expect at Alter Ego and Alibi," 16 June 2020 Quick-cooking: Asparagus, cabbage (bok choy, broccoli, broccolini, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale), celery, corn, eggplant, fennel, mushrooms, peas, peppers, summer squash, zucchini. Alexa Weibel, New York Times, "Missing an Ingredient? Here’s What You Can Use Instead," 11 Apr. 2020 Try green beans, bok choy, parsnips, potatoes, and other vegetables. Stephanie Thurrott, NBC News, "Sous vide guide: How it works and best recipes to get started," 12 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of bok choy

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bok choy

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

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The first known use of bok choy was in 1847

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22 Oct 2020

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“Bok choy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bok%20choy. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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bok choy

noun
How to pronounce bok choy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bok choy

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

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