Definition of Chinese cabbage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Chinese cabbage

BrE BrE//ˌtʃaɪniːz ˈkæbɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtʃaɪniːz ˈkæbɪdʒ//
[uncountable] (British English also Chinese leaves [plural], Chinese leaf [uncountable]) Vegetables
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a type of vegetable that is eaten cooked or in salads. There are two types of Chinese cabbage, one with long light-green leaves and thick white stems which is similar to lettuce and one with darker green leaves and thicker white stems. The first type is usually called Chinese leaves in British English and the second type is called pak choi(BrE) or bok choy(NAmE). See related entries: Vegetables
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Chinese cabbage