Definition of Chinese cabbage in English:

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Chinese cabbage

Pronunciation: /ˌCHīˈnēz ˈkabij/


An oriental cabbage that does not form a firm heart.
  • Genus Brassica, family Brassicaceae: two species, bok choy (B. chinensis), which has smooth tapering leaves, and pe-tsai (B. pekinenis), which resembles lettuce; they are often treated as varieties of B. rapa
Example sentences
  • Try ornamental kale and cabbage, Chinese cabbage, crinkle-leaf parsley, spinach, snapdragon and dianthus underplanted with spring-flowering bulbs.
  • These could include Chinese leaves, welsh onion, and shiitake, possibly with the addition of tofu or shirataki.
  • At the moment he has cabbages, mielies, onions, Chinese cabbage, baby marrow, Cape gooseberry, spanspek and cherry tomatoes.
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