gai lan

\ ˈgī-ˈlän How to pronounce gai lan (audio) \

Definition of gai lan

: chinese broccoli Bright green gai lan (Chinese broccoli) comes in a pretty stack, cut in small enough pieces to manage easily with chopsticks, and a sumptuous deep-brown oyster sauce for dipping.— Leslie Brenner, Dallas Morning News, 31 July 2009

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circa 1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Gai lan.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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