bok choy

bok choy

[bok choi]
noun
1.
an Asian plant, Brassica rapa chinensis, of the mustard family, having a loose cluster of edible, dark-green leaves on white stalks.
2.
the leaves and stalks of this plant cooked as a vegetable or eaten raw in salads.
Also, bok-choy, pak-choi, pakchoi.


Origin:
< Chinese dial. (Guangdong) baahk-chòi, akin to Chinese báicài literally, white vegetable

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bok choy (ˈbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ)
 
n
Chinese cabbage, Chinese leaf, Also called: pak-choi cabbage a Chinese plant, Brassica chinensis, that is related to the cabbage and has edible stalks and leaves
 
[from Chinese dialect, literally: white vegetable]

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bok choy
type of Chinese cabbage, from Cantonese, lit. "white vegetable."
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