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turnip

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

1
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
2
:  a large pocket watch
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Origin of TURNIP

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

turnip

noun tur·nip \ˈtər-nəp\

Definition of TURNIP for Kids

:  the thick white or yellow root of a plant related to the cabbage that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
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