Chinese cabbage

Chinese cabbage

noun
a plant, Brassica rapa pekinensis, forming a long, dense head of broad, whitish leaves used in salads and Oriental cuisine.
Also called celery cabbage, Chinese celery, napa, pe-tsai.


Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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Chinese cabbage
 
n
1.  Also called: pe-tsai cabbage a Chinese plant, Brassica pekinensis, that is related to the cabbage and has crisp edible leaves growing in a loose cylindrical head
2.  another name for bok choy

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