nounchiefly North American
A cabbagelike Chinese plant whose long, white leaves are used in salads and cooking.
- 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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