: 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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gai lan was circa 1983

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“Gai lan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gai%20lan. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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