Chinese cabbage definition

  • noun:
    • A plant (Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis) for the mustard household, having an elongated head of overlapping, crinkled, broad-stalked leaves and eaten as a vegetable in east Asian cuisine. Also called celery cabbage, napa, pe-tsai.
    • See bok choy.
    • Any East Asian leafy veggie related to the Western cabbage, especially kinds of Brassica rapa.
    • Bok choy.
    • Napa cabbage.
    • elongated mind of crisp celery-like stalks and light green leaves
    • plant with an elongated head of wide stalked leaves resembling celery; made use of as a vegetable in eastern Asia

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