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rutabaga

rutabaga

noun ru·ta·ba·ga \ˌrü-tə-ˈbā-gə, ˌr-, -ˈbe-; ˈrü-tə-ˌ, ˈr-\

: a large, yellowish root vegetable that is a type of turnip

Full Definition of RUTABAGA

:  a turnip (Brassica napus napobrassica) that usually produces a large yellowish root that is eaten as a vegetable; also :  the root

Origin of RUTABAGA

Swedish dialect rotabagge, from rot root + bagge bag
First Known Use: circa 1791

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