a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow wooden block played with a drumstick
noun 1. . noun 1. a large southern Chinese plant, Musa acuminata, of the banana family, having blue-green leaves, yellowish-white flowers with reddish-brown bracts, and fragrant, edible, curved fruit from 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm) long, often borne in clusters of 200.
plural noun 1. a matched set of boxes, usually elaborately decorated and decreasing in size so that each fits inside the next larger one.
- Chinese burn
noun 1. a minor torture inflicted by twisting the skin of a person’s wrist or arm in two different directions simultaneously noun the practice of putting both hands on a victim’s arm and twisting the skin in opposite directions, causing great pain Usage Note UK
noun 1. a plant, Brassica rapa pekinensis, forming a long, dense head of broad, whitish leaves used in salads and Asian cuisine. noun 1. Also called pe-tsai cabbage. a Chinese plant, Brassica pekinensis, that is related to the cabbage and has crisp edible leaves growing in a loose cylindrical head 2. another name for bok […]