pe-tsai

pe-tsai

[bey-tsahy]

Origin:
1785–95; < Chinese (Wade-Giles) pai2ts'ai4, (pinyin) báicái (literary bócài) literally, white vegetable; cf. bok choy

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pe-tsai

noun
plant with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery; used as a vegetable in east Asia [syn: Chinese cabbage
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