Meaning of white cabbage in English:

white cabbage


  • 1A common cultivar of the cabbage Brassica oleracea, with a firm, very pale green head of leaves, commonly used as a vegetable, in salads, and for pickling.

  • 2The Chinese cabbage, a cultivar of the turnip, Brassica rapa.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Henry Lyte (1529–1607), botanist and antiquary.