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tur·nip

 (tûr′nĭp)
n.
1. A widely cultivated Eurasian plant (Brassica rapa) of the mustard family, having a large rounded edible whitish root and edible leaves.
2. The root of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
3. Chiefly Northeast US A rutabaga.

[tur-, of unknown origin + English dialectal nepe, turnip (from Middle English, from Old English nǣp, from Latin nāpus).]

turnip

(ˈtɜːnɪp)
n
1. (Plants) a widely cultivated plant, Brassica rapa, of the Mediterranean region, with a large yellow or white edible root: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2. (Plants) the root of this plant, which is eaten as a vegetable
3. (Plants) any of several similar or related plants
4. (Plants) another name for kohlrabi
Also called (for senses 1, 2): navew
[C16: from earlier turnepe, perhaps from turn (indicating its rounded shape) + nepe, from Latin nāpus turnip; see neep]

tur•nip

(ˈtɜr nɪp)

n.
1. the thick, fleshy root of either of two plants of the mustard family, the white-fleshed Brassica rapa, or the yellow-fleshed rutabaga, B. napobrassica, eaten as a vegetable.
2. either of these two plants, the leaves of which are sometimes eaten as a vegetable.
[1525–35; earlier turnep(e)= turn (with reference to its neatly rounded shape) + nepe turnip (Old English nēp, nǣ < Latin nāpus)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turnip - widely cultivated plant having a large fleshy edible white or yellow rootturnip - widely cultivated plant having a large fleshy edible white or yellow root
white turnip - white root of a turnip plant
turnip greens - tender leaves of young white turnips
Brassica, genus Brassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
turnip plant - any of several widely cultivated plants having edible roots
2.turnip - root of any of several members of the mustard familyturnip - root of any of several members of the mustard family
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
cruciferous vegetable - a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts
white turnip - white root of a turnip plant
rutabaga, yellow turnip, swedish turnip, swede - the large yellow root of a rutabaga plant used as food
turnip plant - any of several widely cultivated plants having edible roots
Translations
جَذْر اللفْتلِفْتنَبات اللفْت
vodnicetuřín
kålroe
nauris
repa
répa
næpa
カブ
순무
ropė
rācenis
navetă
repa
repa
rova
หัวผักกาด
cây củ cải

turnip

[ˈtɜːnɪp] Nnabo m

turnip

[ˈtɜːrnɪp] nnavet mturn-off [ˈtɜːrnɒf] n
(= road) → sortie f
it's a real turn-off (= makes you lose interest) (gen)c'est vraiment rebutant; (sexually)ça vous coupe carrément l'envie turn of phrase nstyle m
to have a nice turn of phrase → savoir tourner un proposturn-on [ˈtɜːrnɒn] n
It's a turn-on → C'est excitant.

turnip

nRübe f; (= swede)Steckrübe f; (hum inf, = pocket watch) → Zwiebel f (hum inf)

turnip

[ˈtɜːnɪp] nrapa

turnip

(təːnip) noun
1. a type of plant with a large round root. a field of turnips.
2. the root used as food. Would you like some turnip?

turnip

لِفْت tuřín kålroe Rübe γογγύλι nabo nauris navet repa rapa カブ 순무 raap nepe rzepa nabo репа rova หัวผักกาด şalgam cây củ cải 芜箐甘蓝
References in classic literature ?
Then he yoked his oxen, and drew the turnip to the court, and gave it to the king.
Thomas Lynde-- a meek little man whom Avonlea people called "Rachel Lynde's husband"--was sowing his late turnip seed on the hill field beyond the barn; and Matthew Cuthbert ought to have been sowing his on the big red brook field away over by Green Gables.
An angry correspondence took place, in which he complained bitterly of the time wasted in "smoking and sporting parties," as he termed the reconnoitering expeditions, and in clearing and preparing meadow ground and turnip patches, instead of despatching his ship.
The church had a slender-spired dome that rounded inward at its base, and looked like a turnip turned upside down, and the hackman seemed to be dressed in a long petticoat with out any hoops.
I shouldn't ha' come back upon you now ye're i' trouble, an' folks say as the master, as I used to frighten the birds for, an' he flogged me a bit for fun when he catched me eatin' the turnip, as they say he'll niver lift up his head no more,--I shouldn't ha' come now to ax you to gi' me another knife 'cause you gen me one afore.
In German, a young lady has no sex, while a turnip has.
We see something of the same kind even in our domestic varieties, as in the thickened stems of the common and swedish turnip.
Dorothy screamed and expected to see a terrible sight; but as the two halves of the Sorcerer fell apart on the floor she saw that he had no bones or blood inside of him at all, and that the place where he was cut looked much like a sliced turnip or potato.
MeCaskey, and hurled a stewpan full of bacon and turnips at her lord.
Tom Sawyer called the hogs "ingots," and he called the turnips and stuff "julery," and we would go to the cave and powwow over what we had done, and how many people we had killed and marked.
They change maybe to a field of turnips, and I have seen a farmer priding himself on a flock of sheep that I knew were really a most merry company of dryads and fauns in disguise.
Their parents stuffed the empty sack with three rotten vegetable marrows, an old blacking-brush and two decayed turnips.