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| ||bái cài (白菜) (today's sample record)|
Language: Mandarin and Pinyin
Description: "White cabbage." Bok choy. "White vegetable." Bok choy is a variety of small Chinese leaves with thick, long, narrow, bright green leaves held loosely on crunchy white stalks. It can be eaten in salads when young or stir-fried as it ages. This is the most commonly found of the Chinese cabbages in the west. In China, 'bok choy' is used to cover both Brassica rapa var chinensis and Brassica rapa var pekinensis, much as we would use the word 'cabbage'. However, in the west, bok choy, pak choi and other derivatives almost exclusively mean the vegetable shown in the picture, with dark green leaves and crisp white stems.
Pronounced: bah-ee kah-ee or bay tsay
Latin: Brassica rapa var chinensis
Most frequent country: China
Better known as: bok choy
Also known as: baak choy, celery mustard, Chinese mustard, Chinese white (mustard) cabbage, pak choi, white mustard cabbage