[ bok -choi ]
/ ˈbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ /
a type of Chinese cabbage, Brassica rapa chinensis, with long, broad, dark green leaves and pale stalks that form a cluster rather than a head, grown throughout East Asia and cultivated elsewhere, especially northern Europe, as the plant can withstand a cold climate.
the leaves and stalks of this plant eaten as a raw or cooked vegetable, especially in East Asian cuisine.
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Also called pak-choi [bok -choi] /ˈbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ/ .
Origin of bok choy
First recorded in 1845–50; from Chinese dialect (Guangdong) baahk-chòi, literally, “white vegetable,” akin to Chinese báicài
Words nearby bok choy
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British Dictionary definitions for bok choy
/ (ˈbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ) /
a Chinese plant, Brassica chinensis, that is related to the cabbage and has edible stalks and leavesAlso called: Chinese cabbage, Chinese leaf, pak-choi cabbage
Word Origin for bok choy
from Chinese dialect, literally: white vegetable
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