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

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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 In a large bowl, toss together the kohlrabi, fennel, lettuce, kale, cheese and almonds. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Salad love: Creative, anything-goes approach will win your heart," 17 Apr. 2018

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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

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

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