bok choy

noun \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

Variants of bok choy

less commonly

bok choi

or

play \ˈpäk-ˈchȯi, ˈpak-\

Origin and Etymology of bok choy

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


First Known Use: 1847


BOK CHOY Defined for English Language Learners

bok choy

noun \ˈpäk-ˈchȯi, ˈpak-\

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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