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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
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