Chinese cabbage
noun Date: 1842 either of two Asian brassicas now grown in the United States and widely used as greens: a. bok choy b. one (Brassica rapa pekinensis) that forms elongate more or less solid cylindrical heads and has pale green or cream-colored leaves

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  • Chinese cabbage — Brassica rapa chinensis, called bok choy in the United States Details Species Brassica rapa …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese cabbage — ☆ Chinese cabbage n. any of several vegetables (Brassica pekinensis and B. chinensis) of the crucifer family, having long, narrow leaves in loose, cylindrical heads and tasting somewhat like cabbage …   English World dictionary

  • Chinese cabbage — noun count or uncount a vegetable with large, pale green leaves which have thick white STALKS. It can be cooked or eaten raw in salads …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Chinese cabbage — noun 1. plant with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery; used as a vegetable in east Asia • Syn: ↑celery cabbage, ↑napa, ↑pe tsai, ↑Brassica rapa pekinensis • Hypernyms: ↑crucifer, ↑cruciferous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chinese cabbage — a plant, Brassica rapa pekinensis, forming a long, dense head of broad, whitish leaves used in salads and Oriental cuisine. Also called celery cabbage, Chinese celery, napa, pe tsai. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * Either of two widely cultivated members… …   Universalium

  • Chinese cabbage — paprastojo bastučio kininis porūšis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos daržovinis kultūrinis augalas (Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis). atitikmenys: lot. Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis angl. bok choy; celery cabbage; celery… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Chinese cabbage — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Chinese cabbage : singular Chinese cabbage plural Chinese cabbages Chinese leaves …   English dictionary

  • Chinese cabbage — napa apa n. A plant ({Brassica rapa} pekinensis) with an elongated celerylike head of broadstalked leaves used as a vegetable in east Asia; called also {Chinese cabbage}. Syn: Chinese cabbage, celery cabbage, pe tsai, {Brassica rapa} pekinensis.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chinese cabbage — paprastojo bastučio pekininis porūšis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos daržovinis kultūrinis augalas (Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis). atitikmenys: lot. Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis angl. celery cabbage; Chinese… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Chinese cabbage — noun a) Any East Asian leafy vegetable related to the Western cabbage, especially varieties of Brassica rapa. b) Bok choy. Syn: Brassica, rapa, chinensis, Chinese chard, Chinese mustard, celery mustard, spoon cabbage, pekinensis …   Wiktionary

  • Chinese cabbage — /tʃaɪniz ˈkæbɪdʒ / (say chuyneez kabij) noun a vegetable, Brassica rapa var. pekinensis, which is cabbage shaped but with crinkly leaves that are a lighter green than ordinary cabbage; wombok …   Australian English dictionary

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