Bok-choy meaning

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.
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A variety of Chinese cabbage having pale-green stalks and dark-green leaves.
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Chinese cabbage, Brassica rapa chinensis, an East Asian leafy vegetable related to the Western cabbage.
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Origin of bok-choy

  • Cantonese baak6 coi3 from Middle Chinese pfiaːjk tshaj` (also the source of Mandarin báicài) pfiaːjk white tshaj` vegetable

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Cantonese 白菜 (baak6 coi3, “white vegetable”).

    From Wiktionary