napa cabbage

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Crisp, frilly mizuna tastes like a cross between napa cabbage and mustard greens and comes in a green or red variety. Maya Wong, Sunset Magazine, "27 Chicken Breast Recipes That Redeem the Whole Idea of Chicken Breast," 17 Mar. 2020 And like other cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower, napa cabbage contains compounds that may help reduce cancer risk. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Think spring with crisp and crunchy napa cabbage salad," 10 Jan. 2020 Seventy more days in the crock turns the napa cabbage into something altogether different. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Aging is a very good thing at Anju in Dupont Circle," 6 Sep. 2019 Bucking Western convention, the final savory course of Wagyu beef galbi is presented family-style: Diners pluck leaves of shiso, lettuce and other seasonal greens to build bites with napa cabbage and chive kimchi varieties. Soleil Ho,, "At Maum in Palo Alto, a tasting menu that celebrates Korean American classics," 8 Aug. 2019 Ten large aluminum bowls filled with napa cabbages flecked with red pepper rest on my grandmother’s kitchen floor. Lauren Kim, The Mercury News, "How kimchi expresses my grandma’s love," 21 June 2019 Every other week, or whenever her grandchildren ask for more, Bok Soon visits the local Korean market and restocks her kitchen with fresh scallions, red chili peppers, Korean radish, minced garlic and, of course, napa cabbage. Lauren Kim, The Mercury News, "How kimchi expresses my grandma’s love," 21 June 2019 La Chinita Poblana's top-seller was a yellow curry blackened tilapia taco with chipotle lime mayo and napa cabbage slaw in ginger dressing. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here are all the new restaurants coming to Bottleworks District on Mass Ave.," 12 Aug. 2017 At lunch, fish tacos made with fried black cod ($19 for three) were garnished with dollops of avocado puree and quick-pickled napa cabbage that dripped liquid onto the plate. Soleil Ho,, "The Vault, San Francisco’s new Financial District blockbuster, comes up empty," 13 June 2019

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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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“Napa cabbage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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