tat·​soi | \ ˈtät-ˈsȯi How to pronounce tatsoi (audio) \

Definition of tatsoi

: 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 Add noodles to bowl with dressing, along with pea shoots, radishes, tatsoi, and reserved peas and give it all a good toss to make sure noodles and vegetables are evenly coated. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Cold Soba Noodles with Jammy Eggs and Peas," 19 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of tatsoi

1987, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tatsoi

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

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“Tatsoi.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tatsoi. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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dull or mediocre

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