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.
late 18th century: from Chinese (Cantonese dialect) báicài, literally 'white vegetable'.
Definition of pe tsai in:
- The British & World English dictionary