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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Think salad bars with most of the items raised on site, including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, kale, swiss chard, basil, and bok choy. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How urban farms in New York schools are raising food to fight inequality," 27 Sep. 2018 Fresh quarters of baby bok choy also elevated this soup to well above average. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Seafood is a real strength at this new dim-sum spot in Sacramento's central city | The Sacramento Bee," 25 May 2018 The menu changes regularly but standards include the pork belly sliders with maple soy glaze, green apple, and fried onion, or the pork ribs with baby bok choy and jalapeno sauce. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Food Trucks in Austin," 27 Feb. 2018 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

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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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