napa cabbage

noun, often capitalized N
\ ˈna-pə- How to pronounce napa cabbage (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web This tongbaechu kimchi, made with whole napa cabbage, is a wonderful way to witness firsthand the magic of preservation by salting. New York Times, 13 June 2022 Bodegas stock Asian vegetables, including bok choy, taro root and napa cabbage. Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2022 Ground pork, water chestnuts, cilantro, sesame oil and napa cabbage. Gil Young, Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2022 Start with the basic curry ($11), which comes with white rice, shredded cabbage and napa cabbage pickles. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Sep. 2021 Here, the corn gets grilled along with sweet onion and tender napa cabbage. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 16 Aug. 2021 Toss with choice of napa cabbage and scallions, purple cabbage, carrots and onion, or cucumbers and radishes. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 28 Apr. 2021 That’s when many Korean-Americans including Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan make large batches, brining leaves of napa cabbage and other vegetables to last through the winter. Christina Tkacik,, 12 Apr. 2021 Perhaps my version today is also inspired by family hot pot meals, where chunks of napa cabbage and taro root were left to simmer in the bubbling pot while other delicacies were quickly dipped. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of napa cabbage

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for napa cabbage

perhaps from Japanese dialect nappa greens

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19 Jun 2022

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“Napa cabbage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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