Vegetables that Start with X – (Are There Any?)

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Vegetables the start with X

This post will look at any vegetables that start with the letter X.  Since X is quite an uncommon letter to start any words with, the list is much shorter for this list than most other letters.

If you are curious about fruits that start with X, you can see our post at Fruit that Starts with X or Fruits and Vegetables that Start with X.

Do Any Vegetables Start with the Letter X?

There are actually no vegetables beginning with the letter X in the English language.  The only vegetables that start with X are actually vegetable names that are from the Chinese and Vietnamese languages that have been transliterated to English (meaning that X is the closest letter to the sound that these letters represent).

These Chinese and Vietnamese vegetable names that start with X are:

Xi Lan Hua

xi lan hua broccoli
Xi lan hua (broccoli)

Xi Lan Hua is the Chinese word for brocolli.  Broccoli is a great vegetable choice to add to stir fry.

Xà Lách

Xà Lách is the Vietnamese word for lettuce.  The green leafy vegetable we are familiar with.  Lettuce is commonly used for salads, soups, and sandwiches.

Xà Lách Xoong

Xà Lách Son or Xà Lách Xoong is the Vietnamese word for watercress.

Xà Lách Xoong Vietnamese Watercress
Xà Lách Xoong – Vietnamese Watercress

Watercress is extremely healthy and nutritious and is considered one of the top superfoods you can eat every day.

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Xi Yang Cai

Xi Yang Cai is the Chinese word for what we just looked at, watercress.  Specifically, it is the Mandarin word for watercress and literally means “Western vegetable”.

Chinese watercress can be eaten raw or can be steamed and is packed with nutrients and vitamins.

Some common Chinese applications for Xi Yang Cai are watercress soup or stirfry watercress.

What about Xerophyte?

A Xerophyte is not a specific vegetable.  Xerophytes are a type of plant which needs very little water, such as a cactus or pineapple.  But the xerophyte is not a specific vegetable (or fruit).

A xerophyte can be a vegetable, but it’s just the name for a species of plants and not a particular vegetable.

What is a Fruit Starting with X?

The Xigua is a melon found in Africa and China.  It is similar to watermelon but has yellow flesh instead of the watermelon’s red flesh.  You can see all the fruits that start with ‘X’ at Fruits that Start with the Letter X.

List of Vegetables Beginning with X

Here is the complete list of vegetables starting with the letter X.  Remember that technically there are no vegetables that start with X in English.  Instead of having an empty list, we’ve included some vegetables that begin with X in other languages.

  • Xi Lan Hua
  • Xà Lách
  • Xà Lách Xoong
  • Xi Yang Cai
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Check out these related vegetables lists as well for more vegetables that start with letters ideas!

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