variants or less commonly bok choi or pak choi
: 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 Bok Choy Calcium content: 93 mg per 1 cup of cooked bok choy, or 9.3% of the DV6 A cup of bok choy—also known as Chinese cabbage—sets you back just 12 calories. Christine Mattheis, Health, 30 Mar. 2024 Dark Leafy Vegetables Some people don't realize that dark leafy vegetables—kale, mustard and collard greens, spinach, and bok choy—can be loaded with calcium to support bone health. Health Editorial Team, Health, 9 Feb. 2024 Make sure to wash and dry the bok choy before cooking to remove the grit that often collects between the leaves. Christopher Kimball, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024 And limit yourself to one or two to accompany an entree like green beans Sichuan style or maybe the bok choy with garlic. Randy Mason, Kansas City Star, 19 Jan. 2024 Basil and bok choy, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash, marigolds and zinnias are all coming along. Page Leggett, Charlotte Observer, 1 Feb. 2024 Lift out the bok choy and pat dry with paper towels. Christopher Kimball, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024 Across more than 100 acres of orchards, pastures, and forests, the farm rotates such crops as red bok choy, Japanese mustard spinach, and Tokyo bekana, a kind of cabbage. Carley Thornell, Travel + Leisure, 19 Jan. 2024 The Shanghai trotter is a massive hunk of wobbly pork served over a bed of bok choy. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 17 Jan. 2024

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bok choy was in 1847

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“Bok choy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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