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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Sow seeds for head lettuce, parsnips, rutabaga, beets and turnips directly in the ground.
The rest of the plate is rowdy, with a rutabaga mash below the porterhouse and plenty of char on top of it.
Vollkornbrot, a dark German rye riddled with sunflower seeds, is a wonderful thing to eat when it’s buttered and griddled and spread with rutabaga hummus, which could double as vegetarian chicken-liver pâté.
Would someone shopping for organic rutabagas also, on impulse, toss an eco-thermal henley into the cart?
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Origin and Etymology of rutabaga
Swedish dialect rotabagge, from rot root + bagge bag
First Known Use: 1789See Words from the same year
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Definition of rutabaga for English Language Learners
: a large, yellowish root vegetable that is a type of turnip
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Definition of rutabaga for Students
: a turnip with a large yellow root
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