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ru·ta·ba·ga

 (ro͞o′tə-bā′gə, ro͝ot′ə-, ro͞o′tə-bā′gə, ro͝ot′ə-)
n.
1. A plant (Brassica napus var. napobrassica) in the mustard family, having a thick bulbous yellowish root used as a vegetable.
2. The edible root of this plant. In both senses also called swede, Swedish turnip.

[Swedish dialectal rotabagge : rot, root (from Old Norse rōt; see wrād- in Indo-European roots) + bagge, bag (from Old Norse baggi).]
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rutabaga

(ˌruːtəˈbeɪɡə)
n
1. (Plants) US and Canadian a Eurasian plant, Brassica napus (or B. napobrassica), cultivated for its bulbous edible root, which is used as a vegetable and as cattle fodder: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2. (Cookery) the root of this plant
3. (Agriculture) the root of this plant
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): swede
[C18: from Swedish dialect rotabagge, literally: root bag]
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ru•ta•ba•ga

(ˌru təˈbeɪ gə, ˈru təˌbeɪ-)

n., pl. -gas.
1. a plant, Brassicanapobrassica, of the mustard family, with a yellow- or white-fleshed, edible tuber.
2. the edible tuber, a variety of turnip.
[1790–1800, Amer.; < Swedish (dial.) rotabagge]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rutabaga - the large yellow root of a rutabaga plant used as foodrutabaga - the large yellow root of a rutabaga plant used as food
turnip - root of any of several members of the mustard family
Brassica napus napobrassica, rutabaga plant, Swedish turnip, turnip cabbage, swede, rutabaga - a cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow root
2.rutabaga - a cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow rootrutabaga - a cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow root
rutabaga, yellow turnip, swedish turnip, swede - the large yellow root of a rutabaga plant used as food
Brassica, genus Brassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
turnip plant - any of several widely cultivated plants having edible roots
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Translations
tuřín
kålroe
lanttu
švedska repa
スウェーデンカブ
순무
kålrabikålrot
kålrot
ผักชนิดหนึ่งมีลักษณะเป็นหัว
củ cải Thụy Điển

rutabaga

[ˌruːtəˈbeɪgə] N (US) → nabo m sueco, naba f
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rutabaga

[ˌruːtəˈbeɪgə] n (US)rutabaga m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

rutabaga

n (US) → Steckrübe f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

rutabaga

[ˌruːtəˈbeɪgə] n (Am) → rapa svedese
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

rutabaga

لِفْتٌ سُوَيْدِيّ tuřín kålroe Steckrübe γουλί nabo sueco, sueco lanttu rutabaga švedska repa rapa svedese スウェーデンカブ 순무 koolraap kålrot brukiew rutabaga, tipo de nabo брюква kålrot ผักชนิดหนึ่งมีลักษณะเป็นหัว sarı şalgam củ cải Thụy Điển 蕉青甘蓝
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Imagine some curious Swede purposely crossing a cabbage and a turnip, and then naming the result "root bag." Sad to say, that is the historic truth behind the creation of our beloved rutabaga, one of the simplest, most useful (and edible) plants in today's truck garden.
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