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bok choyalso pak choi (bŏk′ choi′)
A plant (Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis) in the mustard family, having a loose head of dark green leaves with thick white stems and eaten as a vegetable in eastern Asian cuisine. Also called Chinese cabbage.
[Cantonese baak6 coi3, from Middle Chinese pɦa⋮jk tshaj` (also the source of Mandarin báicài) : pɦa⋮jk, white + tshaj`, vegetable.]
bok choy(ˈbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ)
(Plants) a Chinese plant, Brassica chinensis, that is related to the cabbage and has edible stalks and leaves. Also called: Chinese cabbage, Chinese leaf or pak-choi cabbage
[from Chinese dialect, literally: white vegetable]
or bok-choy(ˈbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ)
an Asian plant, Brassica rapa chinensis, of the mustard family, having a loose cluster of dark green leaves on white stalks, used as a vegetable.
[1935–40; < Chinese dial. (Guangdong) baahk-chòi, akin to Chinese báicài literally, white vegetable]
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|Noun||1.||bok choy - Asiatic plant grown for its cluster of edible white stalks with dark green leaves|
|2.||bok choy - elongated head of dark green leaves on thick white stalks|