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  1. turnip, white turnip, Brassica rapanoun

    widely cultivated plant having a large fleshy edible white or yellow root


  1. brassica rapa

    Brassica rapa is a species of plant within the mustard family, which includes various subspecies that are cultivated for their edible parts such as, root vegetables or leafy green vegetables. This species includes cultivars like turnip, bok choy, and oilseed. It is native to Europe and Asia but can be found worldwide due to cultivation. The plant tends to have yellow flowers and a rosette of leaves at the base with a stem that leaves towards the top. The size, shape, and type of the plant can vary greatly depending on the specific cultivar.


  1. Brassica rapa

    Brassica rapa L. is a plant consisting of various widely cultivated subspecies including the turnip; the mizuna, napa cabbage, and cime di rapa; and turnip rape. The oilseed is sometimes confused with rapeseed oil, which however comes from a different Brassica species. In the 18th century the turnip and the oilseed-producing variants were seen as being different species by Carolus Linnaeus who named them B. rapa and B. campestris. 20th-century taxonomists found that the plants were cross fertile and thus belonged to the same species. Since the turnip had been named first by Linnaeus, the name Brassica rapa was adopted. The oilseeds known as canola are sometimes particular varieties of Brassica rapa but mostly related species Brassica napus and Brassica juncea.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Brassica rapa

    A plant species cultivated for the seed used as animal feed and as a source of canola cooking oil.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brassica rapa in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brassica rapa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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