bok choy


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bok choy
Brassica rapa
subsp. chinensis

bok choy

also pak choi  (bŏk′ choi′)
n.
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)
n
(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]

bok choy

or bok-choy

(ˈbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ)
n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bok choy - Asiatic plant grown for its cluster of edible white stalks with dark green leavesbok choy - Asiatic plant grown for its cluster of edible white stalks with dark green leaves
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Brassica, genus Brassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
2.bok choy - elongated head of dark green leaves on thick white stalks
cabbage, chou - any of various types of cabbage
Translations
Pak Choi
kiinankaali
chou chinois
kinakål
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