ru·​ta·​ba·​ga | \ ˌrü-tə-ˈbā-gə How to pronounce rutabaga (audio) , ˌru̇-, -ˈbe-; ˈrü-tə-ˌbā-, ˈru̇-, -ˌbe- \

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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Recent Examples on the Web This hand pie is stuffed with a generous serving of lamb, potato, rutabaga, onion and fresh mint and served with a side of red wine gravy. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "Here's where to find our 14 favorite pies for Pi Day in metro Phoenix," 9 Mar. 2020 Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage and rutabaga is tender, 15-20 minutes., "Recipe: Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Soup," 6 Nov. 2019 Plant lettuce, carrots, beets, radish, turnips, English peas and rutabaga by seed. Calvin Finch,, "What’s blooming now in our chilly San Antonio gardens," 14 Nov. 2019 Carrots, cabbage, rutabaga, potatoes, turnips, beets, apples, pears, and more were piled high with market space filling two large areas, which also spilled over to outside the front entryway. Annie Gentile,, "Winter Market Kicks Off At The YMCA," 9 Dec. 2019 Add the cabbage, carrots, rutabaga, water, broth, bay leaf, thyme and salt to the pot., "Recipe: Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Soup," 6 Nov. 2019 The list of produce is lengthy and includes four colors of cauliflower, three types of kohlrabi, two varieties of turnips, rutabaga, rhubarb, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and loads of greens. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Brussels sprouts, pumpkins, potatoes, oh my: It’s officially fall at the farmers markets," 19 Sep. 2019 In addition to the tender crops, Arctic Organics will have cabbage, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower in multiple colors, snow apple turnips, purple top turnips, kohlrabi, rutabaga, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, greens, lettuces and herbs. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Now is the time to get Southcentral Alaska produce - before the frost does," 12 Sep. 2019 Also look for cabbage, zucchini, snow apple turnips, rutabaga, radishes, peppers and cherry tomatoes, alongside loads of greens and herbs. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s what will be at farmers markets over Labor Day weekend," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of rutabaga

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rutabaga

Swedish dialect rotabagge, from rot root + bagge bag

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The first known use of rutabaga was in 1789

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25 Apr 2020

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“Rutabaga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rutabaga

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


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Kids Definition of rutabaga

: a turnip with a large yellow root

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