rutabaga

noun ru·ta·ba·ga \ ˌrü-tə-ˈbā-gə , ˌru̇- , -ˈbe- ; ˈrü-tə-ˌbā- , ˈru̇- , -ˌbe- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rutabaga

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

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Origin and Etymology of rutabaga

Swedish dialect rotabagge, from rot root + bagge bag


RUTABAGA Defined for English Language Learners

rutabaga

noun

Definition of rutabaga for English Language Learners

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


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rutabaga

noun ru·ta·ba·ga \ ˈrü-tə-ˌbā-gə \

Definition of rutabaga for Students

: a turnip with a large yellow root

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