Bok Choy Definition

bäk choi
A variety of Chinese cabbage having pale-green stalks and dark-green leaves.
Webster's New World
  • Brassica rapa chinensis
  • Chinese white cabbage
  • pak-choi
  • pakchoi
  • bok-choi

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

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