bok choy

bok choy
/bok" choy"/
1. an Asian plant, Brassica rapa chinensis, of the mustard family, having a loose cluster of edible, dark-green leaves on white stalks.
2. the leaves and stalks of this plant cooked as a vegetable or eaten raw in salads.
Also, bok-choy, pak-choi, pakchoi.
[ < Chin dial. (Guangdong) baahk-chòi, akin to Chin báicài lit., white vegetable]

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or Chinese mustard

Brassica chinensis, one of two types of Chinese cabbage.

It has glossy dark green leaves and thick, crisp white stalks in a loose head. Its yellow-flowering centre is especially prized. See also brassica; mustard family.

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Universalium. 2010.

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