Turnip

rustic organic turnips with fresh green tops and roots on genuine wood background for sustainable agriculture and vegetarian food, flat lay

Brassica rapa var. rapa

Turnip (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From turnepe, probably from turn + Middle English nepe, from Old English nǣp, from Latin nāpus. The component turn may be due to the round shape of the plant as though turned on a lathe, or because it must be turned and twisted to be harvested. Cognate to neep. See also parsnip.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɜː.nɪp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɜ˞.nɪp/

Noun

turnip (plural turnips)

  1. The white root of a yellow-flowered plant, Brassica
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