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 […]
noun 1. the former calendar of China, in which the year consisted of 12 lunar months with an intercalary month added seven times every 19 years to reconcile the lunar year of 354 days with the solar year of 365 days, time being reckoned in 60-year cycles with the first cycle dating from 2637 b.c.