rutabaga

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noun ru·ta·ba·ga \ˌrü-tə-ˈbā-gə, ˌru̇-, -ˈbe-; ˈrü-tə-ˌ, ˈru̇-\

Definition of rutabaga

  1. :  a turnip (Brassica napus napobrassica) that usually produces a large yellowish root that is eaten as a vegetable; also :  the root

Origin and Etymology of rutabaga

Swedish dialect rotabagge, from rot root + bagge bag


First Known Use: 1789


RUTABAGA Defined for English Language Learners

rutabaga

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noun ru·ta·ba·ga \ˌrü-tə-ˈbā-gə, ˌru̇-, -ˈbe-; ˈrü-tə-ˌ, ˈru̇-\

Definition of rutabaga for English Language Learners

  • : a large, yellowish root vegetable that is a type of turnip


RUTABAGA Defined for Kids

rutabaga

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noun ru·ta·ba·ga \ˈrü-tə-ˌbā-gə\

Definition of rutabaga for Students

  1. :  a turnip with a large yellow root


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