a type of Chinese cabbage, Brassica rapa pekinensis, with broad, ruffled, light green leaves that form a cylindrical, compact head, originating in the vicinity of Beijing and now widely cultivated in Europe, North America, and Australia.
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 cel·e·ry cab·bage, pe-tsai .
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