kohlrabi

noun
kohl·​ra·​bi | \kōl-ˈrä-bē also -ˈra- \
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

Examples of kohlrabi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Even the finest kohlrabi shouldn’t have to pretend it’s a rib-eye. New York Times, "Farm-to-Table in the Shadow of Downtown Detroit," 29 May 2018 Monkfish gets an especially pretty presentation, the firm pieces nestled among curls of wide kohlrabi ribbons. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Tied House review: Chef Debbie Gold shines in return to Chicago's dining scene," 27 Apr. 2018 Dozens of pick-your-own options range from fava beans to squash blossoms to kohlrabi, and a platoon of pull wagons are available to haul in your harvest. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, "10 great pick-your-own farms across the USA," 22 June 2018 Beginning before dawn on Saturday mornings, residents gather in a parking lot to sell and barter a range of products, from herbs (shiso, cilantro) and vegetables (kohlrabi, wax gourd, green onions, eggplant) to fish, shrimp and poultry. New York Times, "Vietnamese Forged a Community in New Orleans. Now It May Be Fading.," 5 May 2018 Put apple, kohlrabi, green onions, pickles and olives into a large bowl; toss to mix. Jeanmarie Brownson, charlotteobserver, "Hungry for salad season? Citrus salads will get you through | Charlotte Observer," 17 Apr. 2018 When cool, cut into small pieces. 3 Put apple, kohlrabi, green onions, pickles and olives into a large bowl; toss to mix. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Secrets to best salads: Freshness, crunch, balance and a surprise element," 15 Mar. 2018 Crunch: Nuts and croutons, obviously, but other options include crisp apples, raw root vegetables such as diced kohlrabi, shredded beets, carrot curls and paper-thin radish slices. Jeanmarie Brownson, charlotteobserver, "Hungry for salad season? Citrus salads will get you through | Charlotte Observer," 17 Apr. 2018 The Dungeness crab that was made into a terrine with a texture of Spam on one visit was thankfully replaced on the most recent visit by a half-dollar round of kohlrabi. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why the restaurant Coi won’t be on this year’s Top 100 Restaurants list," 17 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'kohlrabi.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about kohlrabi

Statistics for kohlrabi

Last Updated

31 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for kohlrabi

The first known use of kohlrabi was in 1807

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for kohlrabi

kohlrabi

noun

English Language Learners Definition of kohlrabi

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

kohlrabi

noun
kohl·​ra·​bi | \kōl-ˈrä-bē \

Kids Definition of kohlrabi

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on kohlrabi

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with kohlrabi

Spanish Central: Translation of kohlrabi

Nglish: Translation of kohlrabi for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about kohlrabi

Comments on kohlrabi

What made you want to look up kohlrabi? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

amusing and light sparring with words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!