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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Chinese cabbage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant (Brassica rapa pekinensis) with an elongated celerylike head of broadstalked leaves used as a vegetable in east Asia; called also Chinese cabbage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name of a city and a county in California, applied to a product and a process of leather-manufacture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. plant with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery; used as a vegetable in east Asia

Etymologies

Probably Japanese nappa, greens.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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