napa cabbagena·pa cabbage
or nap·pa cabbage
A plant (Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis) of the mustard family, having an elongated head of overlapping, crinkled, broad-stalked leaves and eaten as a vegetable in eastern Asian cuisine. Also called Chinese cabbage .
Origin of napa cabbageProbably Japanese nappa greens
(plural napa cabbages)
- A species of Chinese cabbage, Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis, commonly used as an ingredient in East-Asian cuisines.