Definition of pe tsai in English:

pe tsai

Syllabification: pe tsai
Pronunciation: /bā ˈtsī
 
/

noun

  • Chinese cabbage of a pale variety that resembles lettuce.
    More example sentences
    • The pe-tsai of the Chinese is an annual, apparently intermediate between cabbage and the turnip but with much thinner leaves than the former.
    • A member of the brassica family, this cabbage is also known as Napa, celery cabbage, pe-tsai, hakusai, wong bok, and Peking cabbage.

Origin

late 18th century: from Chinese (Cantonese dialect) báicài, literally 'white vegetable'.

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