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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun A species of Chinese cabbage used as a popular ingredient in East-Asian cuisines.

Etymologies

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

[Probably Japanese nappa, greens.]

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