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Chinese cabbage

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noun
  1. a plant, Brassica rapa pekinensis, forming a long, dense head of broad, whitish leaves used in salads and Asian cuisine.
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Origin of Chinese cabbage

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
Also called celery cabbage, Chinese celery, napa, pe-tsai.
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British Dictionary definitions for chinese cabbage

Chinese cabbage

noun
  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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