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bok choy

or bok-choy

[ bok-choi ]
/ ˈbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ /
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noun
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

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British Dictionary definitions for bok choy

bok choy
/ (ˈbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ) /

noun
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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