American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A plant (Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis) of the mustard family, having an elongated head of overlapping, crinkled, broad-stalked leaves and eaten as a vegetable in eastern Asian cuisine. Also called celery cabbage, napa, pe-tsai.
- n. See bok choy.
- n. Any East Asian leafy vegetable related to the Western cabbage, especially varieties of Brassica rapa.
- n. Bok choy.
- n. Napa cabbage.
- n. elongated head of crisp celery-like stalks and light green leaves
- n. plant with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery; used as a vegetable in east Asia
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