noun tur·nip \ˈtər-nəp\

: a round, light-colored root of a plant that is eaten as a vegetable; also : the plant that produces such a root

Full Definition of TURNIP

a :  either of two biennial herbs of the mustard family with thick edible roots: (1) :  one (Brassica rapa rapifera) with globular often flattened roots and leaves that are cooked as a vegetable (2) :  rutabaga
b :  the root of a turnip
:  a large pocket watch

Origin of TURNIP

Middle English turnepe, probably from turnen to turn + nepe neep; from the well-rounded root
First Known Use: 1533
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