\ ˈnēp How to pronounce neep (audio) \

Definition of neep

chiefly Scotland
: turnip

Examples of neep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The centerpiece of the meal is the haggis: a peppery of offal and oatmeal, cooked in a sheep’s stomach and served with neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes). Fergus Mcintosh, The New Yorker, 30 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of neep

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neep

Middle English nepe, from Old English nǣp, from Latin napus — more at napiform

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“Neep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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