Definition of napa cabbage in English:

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napa cabbage

Pronunciation: /ˈnapə/ /ˈnä-/


chiefly North American
A cabbagelike Chinese plant whose long, white leaves are used in salads and cooking.
Example sentences
  • For the napa cabbage, melt the butter in a large, heavy sauté pan, over medium heat.
  • When it comes to bok choy, napa cabbage, mungbean sprouts, snow peas, litchis and kumquats, you no longer have to make a trip to Chinatown.
  • Spicy Thai lettuce wraps with tamarind chili sauce, mango, napa cabbage, ginger and cashews.


Napa, of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: na·pa cab·bage

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