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bok choy

[bok choi] /ˈbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ/
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/
noun
1.
a Chinese plant, Brassica chinensis, that is related to the cabbage and has edible stalks and leaves Also called Chinese cabbage, Chinese leaf, pak-choi cabbage
Word Origin
from Chinese dialect, literally: white vegetable
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bok choy

n.

type of Chinese cabbage, from Cantonese, literally "white vegetable."

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