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  • turnip — noun 1》 a round root with white or cream flesh which is eaten as a vegetable and also has edible leaves. 2》 the European plant of the cabbage family which produces the turnip. [Brassica rapa.] Derivatives turnipy adjective Origin C16: first… …   English new terms dictionary

  • turnip — n. 1 a cruciferous plant, Brassica rapa, with a large white globular root and sprouting leaves. 2 this root used as a vegetable. 3 a large thick old fashioned watch. Phrases and idioms: turnip top the leaves of the turnip eaten as a vegetable.… …   Useful english dictionary

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