tat·​soi ˈtät-ˈsȯi How to pronounce tatsoi (audio)
: an Asian mustard (Brassica rapa rosularis) having a rosette of edible dark green spoon-shaped glossy leaves
also : the leaves

Examples of tatsoi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then toss with tatsoi until beginning to wilt. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 10 Aug. 2021 Other varieties include beets, Swiss chard, cucumber, sweet pea, endive, savoy, Brussels sprouts, mustards, cauliflower, tatsoi, spinach, kohlrabi, mint, basil, sorrel, cauliflower, arugula, collard, fenugreek, carrot, mizuna, corn, turnip, chervil, celery, scallions, and komatsuna. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 27 Aug. 2020 At WangJia the choice is tatsoi; its leaves soften in the heat more quickly than bok choy, a close brassica relative. Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2022 Others, like broccoli, cabbage, tatsoi, and sunflower and pea shoots, are mild tasting. BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2021 Fresh mizuna and tatsoi will soon join sweet spinach, sprouting outdoors under gauzy sheets. Jennifer Oldham Washington Post, Star Tribune, 5 Mar. 2021 Then Kahn added shaved radish, bok choy, mizuna, tatsoi, komatsuna and mitsuba. Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2020 Small plates include fluke crudo with citrus, almonds, tarragon; shaved cauliflower with tatsoi, golden raisins and pistachios; and fritto misto with summer vegetables. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, 24 Sep. 2020 Purslane is a crunchy green available at many farmers’ markets; substitute with tatsoi or baby spinach. SFChronicle.com, 18 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History


Chinese (Guangdong) daat-choi, from daat- sink, fall flat + choi vegetable (or from a cognate compound in another Chin dialect)

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tatsoi was in 1987

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“Tatsoi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tatsoi. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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