Definition of napa cabbage in English:

napa cabbage

noun

North American
  • A variety of Chinese leaf.

    • ‘For the napa cabbage, melt the butter in a large, heavy sauté pan, over medium heat.’
    • ‘The wrapping is do-it-yourself - the lettuce is actually napa cabbage, the filling is a bowl of noodles stir-fried in peanut sauce with peanuts, green peppers and onion.’
    • ‘Spicy Thai lettuce wraps with tamarind chili sauce, mango, napa cabbage, ginger and cashews.’
    • ‘When it comes to bok choy, napa cabbage, mungbean sprouts, snow peas, litchis and kumquats, you no longer have to make a trip to Chinatown.’

Origin

Napa from Japanese nappa (leaves of) brassica.

Pronunciation

napa cabbage

/ˈnapə/