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ˈtɜr nɪpturnip

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turnip, white turnip, Brassica rapanoun

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

  2. turnipnoun

    root of any of several members of the mustard family


  1. turnipnoun

    The white root of a yellow-flowered plant, Brassica rapa, grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle.

  2. turnipnoun

    The yellow root of a related plant, the swede or Brassica napus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turnipverb

    the edible, fleshy, roundish, or somewhat conical, root of a cruciferous plant (Brassica campestris, var. Napus); also, the plant itself


  1. Turnip

    The turnip or white turnip is a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, bulbous taproot. Small, tender varieties are grown for human consumption, while larger varieties are grown as feed for livestock. In the north of England and Scotland, the turnip is called neep; the word turnip itself is an old compound of neep. Neep often also refers to the larger, yellow rutabaga root vegetable which is also known as the "swede".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Turnip

    tur′nip, n. a biennial plant, with lyrate hispid leaves, the upper part of the root becoming, esp. in cultivation, swollen and fleshy—cultivated as a culinary esculent, and for feeding cattle and sheep.—n. Tur′nip-fly, a muscid fly whose maggots burrow in turnip-roots. [Perh. orig. turn-nepturn, implying something round, and nep—A.S. nǽp, a turnip.]

Editors Contribution

  1. turnip

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed created in various colors and species.

    Turnip is grown and sold worldwide as a source of food.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 18, 2016  
  2. turnip

    A type of plant and vegetable.

    Turnip is a much loved vegetable and grown and eaten as a food in many countries around the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2016  
  3. turnip

    A type of vegetable and food product.

    Turnip is sold at various times throughout the year in various countries.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 18, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turnip in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turnip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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