bok choy


bok choy
noun
1. Asiatic plant grown for its cluster of edible white stalks with dark green leaves
Hypernyms: ↑crucifer, ↑cruciferous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Brassica, ↑genus Brassica
2. elongated head of dark green leaves on thick white stalks
Syn: ↑bok choi
Hypernyms: ↑cabbage, ↑chou

* * *

\\ˈbäkˈchȯi, -ˈjȯi\ noun
Etymology: Chinese (Cantonese) baahk-choi, literally, white vegetable
: a Chinese cabbage (Brassica chinensis) that forms an open head with long white stalks and green leaves

* * *

/bok" choy"/
1. an Asian plant, Brassica rapa chinensis, of the mustard family, having a loose cluster of edible, dark-green leaves on white stalks.
2. the leaves and stalks of this plant cooked as a vegetable or eaten raw in salads.
Also, bok-choy, pak-choi, pakchoi.
[ < Chin dial. (Guangdong) baahk-chòi, akin to Chin báicài lit., white vegetable]

* * *

bok choy /bok choiˈ/
noun
Another name for ↑Chinese cabbage (see under ↑china1)
ORIGIN: Variant of ↑pak choi

* * *

bok choy UK [ˌbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ] US [ˌbɑk ˈtʃɔɪ] noun [uncountable] mainly american
pak choi
Thesaurus: vegetableshyponym types of vegetablehypernym

* * *

bok choy «BOK choy», noun.
a plant, Brassica rapa spp. chinensis, having thick pale stalks and green leaves, from the mustard family—Brassicaceae. Bok choy is often used in Chinese cuisine.
[< Chinese (Cantonese) pak choi white vegetable]

* * *

['bäk 'choi]
n. Chinese cabbage of a variety with smooth-edged tapering leaves

* * *

(US)) /ˈbɑːkˈʧoı/ (or Brit pak choi /ˈpɑːkˈʧoı/ noun [noncount]
: a type of cabbage originally from China that has green leaves with thick, white stems

* * *

bok choy 7 [bok choy] [ˌbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ] [ˌbɑːk ˈtʃɔɪ] (NAmE) (BrE pak choi) noun uncountable
a type of ↑Chinese cabbage with long dark green leaves and thick white ↑stems
See also:pak choi

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bok choy — /bok choy / 1. an Asian plant, Brassica rapa chinensis, of the mustard family, having a loose cluster of edible, dark green leaves on white stalks. 2. the leaves and stalks of this plant cooked as a vegetable or eaten raw in salads. Also, bok… …   Universalium

  • bok choy — [ˌbɔk ˈtʃɔı US ˌba:k ] n [Date: 1900 2000; : Chinese; Origin: paak ts oi white vegetable ] another spelling of ↑pak choi …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bok choy — [ ,bak tʃɔı ] noun uncount a Chinese vegetable with long dark green leaves and white stems …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bok choy — type of Chinese cabbage, from Cantonese, lit. white vegetable …   Etymology dictionary

  • bok choy —    (BOK choy) [Chinese] A mild tasting Chinese cabbage with dark green leaves and white stems and ribs …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • bok choy — [bäk′ choi′] n. [Cantonese, lit., white vegetable] a variety of Chinese cabbage having pale green stalks and dark green leaves …   English World dictionary

  • Bok choy — Pour les articles homonymes, voir chou. bok choy (pak choi) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bok choy — Pok Choi Baby Pok Choi (Brassica campestris ssp. chinensis) Systematik Unterklasse: Rosenähnliche (Rosidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bok choy — /bɒk ˈtʃɔɪ/ (say bok choy) noun a vegetable, Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis, with white stalks and dark green leaves; celery cabbage. Also, buk choy. {Chinese} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bok choy — or bok choy [[t]ˈbɒk ˈtʃɔɪ[/t]] n. pln coo an Asian plant, Brassica rapa chinensis, of the mustard family, having a loose cluster of dark green leaves on white stalks, used as a vegetable • Etymology: 1935–40; < Chin dial. (Guangdong) baahk… …   From formal English to slang