kohl·​ra·​bi | \ kōl-ˈrä-bē How to pronounce kohlrabi (audio) also -ˈra- How to pronounce kohlrabi (audio) \
plural kohlrabies

Definition of kohlrabi

: a cabbage (Brassica oleracea gongylodes) having a greatly enlarged, fleshy, turnip-shaped edible stem also : its stem used as a vegetable

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Recent Examples on the Web But instead of actual recipes for cake, cookies, or kohlrabi, award-winning author Margaret Singer offers exuberant pages brimming with words to savor. Augusta Scattergood, The Christian Science Monitor, "Spring picture books to read with the ones you love," 18 May 2020 The list of produce is lengthy and includes four colors of cauliflower, three types of kohlrabi, two varieties of turnips, rutabaga, rhubarb, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and loads of greens. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Brussels sprouts, pumpkins, potatoes, oh my: It’s officially fall at the farmers markets," 19 Sep. 2019 In addition to the tender crops, Arctic Organics will have cabbage, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower in multiple colors, snow apple turnips, purple top turnips, kohlrabi, rutabaga, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, greens, lettuces and herbs. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Now is the time to get Southcentral Alaska produce - before the frost does," 12 Sep. 2019 Ingredients: Butter lettuce, za’atar, endive, radicchio, kohlrabi, edible flowers of your choosing. Krithika Varagur, The New Yorker, "Ottolenghi’s Easiest Recipes Ever," 30 Jan. 2020 After observing the high percentage of centenarians with goiters—a condition that accompanies a low-functioning thyroid—Pes speculates that thiocyanate from a steady diet of kohlrabi may blunt thyroid function. National Geographic, "These traditional diets can lead to long lives," 17 Dec. 2019 And that kohlrabi, the alien-like bulb that Berens says epitomizes the perks of CSA membership? Washington Post, "11 cookbooks that inspired us in 2019," 9 Dec. 2019 Among the vegetables are 17 kinds of tomatoes, 22 types of peppers, kohlrabi, and cucumbers. Marie Fazio, chicagotribune.com, "Shedd Aquarium horticulturalist-beekeeper to retire after 25 years, leaving legacy of sustainability," 6 Sep. 2019 From the fields, Davis plans to have Brussels sprouts, a variety of potatoes, beets, fennel, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, zucchini, carrots, cabbage and other produce. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Now is the time to get Southcentral Alaska produce - before the frost does," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of kohlrabi

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kohlrabi

German, from Italian cavolo rapa, from cavolo cabbage + rapa turnip

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“Kohlrabi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kohlrabi. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of kohlrabi

: a type of cabbage that has a large, round stem and that is eaten as a vegetable


kohl·​ra·​bi | \ kōl-ˈrä-bē How to pronounce kohlrabi (audio) \

Kids Definition of kohlrabi

: a cabbage that does not form a head but has a fleshy roundish edible stem

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