Chinese cabbage

[ chahy-neez kab-eej, chahy-nees ]
/ ˈtʃaɪ niz ˈkab idʒ, ˈtʃaɪ nis /
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either of two cabbage subspecies, Brassica rapa pekinensis (napa cabbage) or B. rapa chinensis (bok choy), of the mustard family, with leaves used in salads and Asian cuisine.



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Origin of Chinese cabbage

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Chinese cabbage


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
another name for bok choy
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