菠菜

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic dish (type of food); vegetables
trad. (菠菜)
simp. #(菠菜)
Spinach

Etymology[edit]

From earlier 波斯菜 (bōsīcài), from 波斯 (Bōsī, “Persia”) + (cài, “greens, vegetable”). Alternatively, short for 菠薐菜 (bōléngcài). Compare the etymology of English spinach.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

菠菜

  1. spinach

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 菠菜 (“spinach”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 菠菜
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 菠菜
Mandarin Beijing 菠菜
Tianjin 菠菜
Jinan 菠菜
Wuhan 菠菜
Chengdu 菠菜
Yangzhou 菠菜
Hefei 菠菜
Cantonese Guangzhou 菠菜
Hong Kong 菠菜
Taishan 菠菜
Yangjiang 菠薐菜
Gan Nanchang 菠菜
Hakka Meixian 角菜, 菠菜
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 角菜
Liudui (S. Sixian) 角菜
Hsinchu (Hailu) 角菜
Dongshi (Dabu) 角菜
Hsinchu (Raoping) 角菜
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 角子菜
Jin Taiyuan 菠菜, 青菜
Min Bei Jian'ou 菠薐
Min Dong Fuzhou 菠薐菜, 菠薐
Min Nan Xiamen 菠薐菜, 赤根菜
Quanzhou 菠倫菜
Zhangzhou 菠薐菜
Taipei 菠薐仔
Kaohsiung 菠薐仔
Tainan 菠薐仔
Taichung 菠薐仔
Hsinchu 菠薐菜
Lukang 菠薐仔
Sanxia 菠薐仔
Yilan 菠薐仔
Kinmen 菠薐菜
Magong 菠薐
Philippines (Manila) 菠倫菜
Chaozhou 菠薐
Wu Suzhou 菠菜
Wenzhou 菠薐菜, 菠薐
Xiang Changsha 菠菜, 扯根菜
Shuangfeng 扯根菜