Bok Choy Definition
A variety of Chinese cabbage having pale-green stalks and dark-green leaves.
Webster's New World
- Brassica rapa chinensis
- Chinese white cabbage
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”).
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