bok choy

\ˈbäk-ˈchȯi \
variants: or less commonly bok choi \ˈbäk-ˈchȯi \ or \ˈpäk-ˈchȯi, ˈpak- \

Definition of bok choy 

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

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While scallops are baking, in a hot sauté pan, add the remaining olive oil, garlic, bok choy, juice of one lemon, two ounces of white wine, salt and pepper. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "J. Harrod's chef worked his way to the top. Now he's 'ready to show Louisville what I've got'," 13 Feb. 2018 Add bok choy to Dutch oven; cover and cook 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Soba Noodle Soup with Beef," 8 Nov. 2012 Asparagus, snap peas, string beans, snow peas, greens, and bok choy are all great contenders. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "How to Make Stir-Fry Like Your Life Depends on It," 4 May 2018 In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce and rice vinegar; stir into skillet along with browned steak, cooked rice, and bok choy. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Beef & Bok Choy Fried Rice," 12 Sep. 2016 Co-owner Eddy Buckingham plans to add drops of a CBD tincture called Daily Dose to their cocktail, the $18 Jade Fizz (like a gin fizz, but with bok choy extract and moringa powder). Kelly Dobkin, Bon Appetit, "How Drinking CBD Cocktails Really Makes You Feel," 22 June 2018 Refresh the cabbage and bok choy in cold water, then drain and set aside. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Clear-Simmered Lion’s Head Meatballs," 27 Mar. 2018 All the cole crops (cabbages, collards, mustards, bok choy) are lining up for attention, but nothing is as beautiful as those first big heads of broccoli. Sally Mccabe,, "June 8-14: In the garden, it's time to …," 8 June 2018 This grilled bok choy salad embodies your favorite sweet and savory oriental flavors – without the grease of typical takeout dishes. Danielle Page, USA TODAY, "Inventive summer salads for a fresh take on dinner," 2 July 2018

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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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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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