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character trad pinyin English Genus species
tuber, taro Colocasia esculenta
Malva sylvestris
overgrown with weeds
芜菁 蕪菁 wú jīng turnip Brassica rapa
芝麻 zhī ma sesame seed
芝麻汤圆 芝麻湯圓 zhī ma tāng yuán sesame soup
jìe mustard
芥子 jìe zi Brassica cernua
芥末 jìe mò mustard
芥蘭 jìe lán broccoli
菫(/蓳?) jĭn Viola verecunda
蜀芥 shŭ jìe Brassica alba
reed
葫芦 葫蘆 hú lú bottle gourd
蘆菔 lú fú Raphanus sativus
xīn heart
菜心 cài xīn flowering cabbage
water caltrop Trapa natans
huā flower
樱花 yīng huā cherryblossom, Japanese cherrytree
樱花草 yīng huā căo primrose
無花果 wú huā gŭo fig
花生 hua sheng peanut, groundnut
花茶 hua cha scented tea
荷花 hé huā lotus
菜花 cài hua cauliflower
葵花 kuí huā sunflower
qín Chinese celery Oenanthe stolonifera
芹菜 qín cài celery
馬芹 mă qín "horse celery" Angelica kiusiana
ya sprout
豆芽 dòu yá beansprout
麦芽 mài yá malt
麦芽糖 mài yá táng malt syrup
miao shoot
clover
苜蓿 Medicao sativum
pĭe Brassica campestris rapa
píng apple
苹果 蘋果 píng gŭo apple
苹果汁 蘋果汁 píng gŭo zhī apple juice
qié eggplant
番茄 fān qié tomato
茄子 qié zi eggplant Solanum melongena
凉拌茄子 liáng bàn qié zi cold eggplant salad
茄泥 qié ní mashed eggplant
water chestnut
zhū cornelian cherry
húi anise, fennel
chá tea
杏仁茶 xìng rén chá almond flour tea
红茶 紅茶 hóng chá black tea
绿茶 綠茶 lù chá green tea
花茶 hua chá scented tea
茶叶 茶葉 chá yè tea, tea-leaves
茶壶 茶壺 chá hú teapot
茶馆 茶館 chá guăn teahouse
căo grass
樱花草 yīng huā căo primrose
草莓 căo meí strawberry
草菇 草菇(草箛) căo gu straw mushroom
蘭草 xiāng căo herb
rĕn Perilla frutescens , P. ocimoides
lychee
荔枝 lĭ zhī litchi fruit
荔芋 lĭ yù yam
bean, pulse
qiáo buckwheat
洗沙荞包 洗沙蕎包 xĭ shā qiáo bāo buckwheat buns with sweet beanpaste (Yunnan)
Capsella bursa pastoris
water chestnut
hé, hè lotus, mint
荷叶饭 荷叶飯 hé yè fàn rice wrapped in lotus-leaf
荷花 hé huā lotus
薄荷 bò hé field mint, peppermint
water chestnut
suī cilantro Coriandrum sativum
胡荽 hú suī cilantro Coriandrum sativum
meí strawberry
草莓 căo meí strawberry
lian lotus root
莲子 蓮子 lian zi lotus seed
莲雾 蓮霧 lian wu wax apple
lettuce Lactuca sativa
jīng leek-flower
芜菁 蕪菁 wú jīng turnip Brassica rapa
mushroom
草菇 căo gu straw mushroom
蘑菇 mó gu mushroom
chrysanthemum
菊豆 jú dòu snow pea
jun
turnip
蘆菔 lú fú Raphanus sativus
sōng Brassica chinensis
cài
乾菜 gān cài dried cabbage
卷心菜 捲心菜 juăn xīn cài round cabbage
小菜 xiăo cài small pickled vegetable dishes
油菜 yóu cài rapeseed, canola
泡菜 pào cài pickled vegetables (Sichuan)
潺菜 chán cài mucilaginous green veg used in soup
甘蓝菜 甘藍菜 gān lán cài cabbage
甜菜 tián cài beet
白屈菜 bái qū cài greater celandine Chelidonium majus
白菜 bái cài bok choy
抢白菜 搶白菜 qiăng bái cài cabbage with chile & pepper
蒸佛手白菜 zhēng fó shŏu bái cài stuffed cabbage (steamed Buddha's hand)
盖菜 蓋菜 gài cài leaf mustard
盘儿菜 盤兒菜 pánr cài ready to cook vegetables
素菜 sù cài vegetable dish
花菜 sheng cài lettuce
芹菜 qín cài celery
菜单 菜單 cài dān menu
菜心 cài xīn flowering cabbage
菜果 cài guŏ kohlrabi
菜瓜 cài guā cucumber
菜花 cài hua cauliflower
奶油菜花 năi yóu cài huā creamed cauliflower
菜蔬 cài shū
菠菜 bō cài spinach
蔬菜 shū cài vegetables, produce
蘭菜 lán cài parsley
青菜 qīng cài green vegetables, Chinese cabbage
香菜 xiāng cài parsley
spinach
菠菜 bō cài spinach
菠萝 菠蘿 bō luó pineapple
mushroom (Zizania latifolia)
草菰 căo gu straw mushroom
蘑菰 mó gū mushroom
tián sugar beet
taó grapes
葡萄 pú taó grape
葡萄乾儿 葡萄乾兒 pú taó gānr raisin
葡萄酒 pú taó jiu wine
lái Chenopodium album
luó radish
菠萝 菠蘿 bō luó pineapple
萝卜 蘿蔔 luó bo radish
红萝卜 紅蘿蔔 hóng luó bo carrot
靓萝卜 靚蘿蔔 jìng luó bo a medium sized radish
蘿白 luó bái turnip
蘿白糕 luó bái gāo sliced turnip pudding
蘿白餅 luó bái bĭng turnip-filled flatcakes
cornelian cherry
fēng turnip
grapes
葡萄 pú taó grape
葡萄乾儿 葡萄乾兒 pú taó gānr raisin
葡萄酒 pú taó jiu wine
gourd/leek
葫芦 葫蘆 hú lú bottle gourd
饼糖葫芦 餅糖葫蘆 bĭng táng hú lú candied haws on stick
kuí sunflower, Malva verticillata
葵花 kuí huā sunflower
葶藶 tíng lì Nasturtium indicm
suàn garlic Allium sativum
澤蒜 zé suan marsh garlic Allium nipponicum
zhēng to steam
蒸佛手白菜 zhēng fó shŏu bái cài stuffed cabbage (steamed Buddha's hand)
lŭo fruit of plants (not trees)
la, lán kohlrabi, blue
甘蓝菜 甘藍菜 gān lán cài cabbage
thistle Cirsium
liăo Polygonum hydropiper
vegetables, (surname)
mán Brassica campestris
or cong scallion
洋蔥 or 洋葱 yáng cōng onion
shū vegetables
蔬菜 shū cài vegetables, produce
Chenopodiaceae
Chenopodium album
jiāo banana
蘭蕉 xiāng jiāo banana
蕓薹 yún tái Brassica chinensis oleifera
thin, peppermint
薄烤饼 bò kăo bĭng pancake
薄荷 bò hé field mint, peppermint
西薄 xi bò cake
léng old name for spinach
jiāng ginger Zingiber officinale
擢薑 zhuó jiāng preserved ginger
薑餅 jiāng bĭng gingerbread
xìe shallot Allium bakeri
or shŭ yam
白薯 bái shŭ sweet potato
马铃薯 馬鈴薯 mă líng shŭ potato
ŏu lotus root
huò bean Lophanthus rugosus
mushroom
蘑菇 mó gu mushroom
蘑菰 mó gū mushroom
蘘荷 [jang? he] mioga ginger Zingiber mioga
lán orchid
芥蘭 jìe lán broccoli
蘭豆 lán dòu snow pea
蘭香 lán xiāng basil Ocimum basilicum
salted vegetables, spices

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Revised 6 Jun 2005