Bok Choy

Bok Choy plants growing in vegetable garden

Brassica rapa

Synonyms:
Chinese Cabbage
Bok Choy (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • bak choy, bokchoi, bok choi, pak choi, baicai, pe-tsai, petsai, patchoi

Etymology

Borrowed from Cantonese 白菜 (baak6 coi3, “white vegetable”). Doublet of pechay.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) enPR: bŏk'choi', IPA(key): /ˌbɒkˈt͡ʃɔɪ/

Noun

bok choy (uncountable)

  1. Chinese cabbage, Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis, an East Asian leafy vegetable related to the Western cabbage.

Synonyms

  • (Chinese cabbage)
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