from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A variety of cabbage, in which the edible part is a large, turnip-shaped swelling of the stem, above the surface of the ground.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The turnip-stemmed cabbage, or turnip cabbage, Brassica oleracea, var. gongylodes (caulo-rapa).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fleshy turnip-shaped edible stem of the kohlrabi plant
- n. plant cultivated for its enlarged fleshy turnip-shaped edible stem
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Sand boxes in cellars, pits or caves are desirable for beets, turnips, kohl-rabi, carrots, winter radishes and rutabagas.
Parsnips, kohl-rabi, celeriac and salsify are prepared in the same way as are carrots.
Stites, have a divinely implanted zest for the propagation of chard and rhubarb and self-blanching celery and kohl-rabi; they are kohl-rabid, we might say.
Fred says that certain vegetables -- kohl-rabi and colanders, we think -- extract nitrogen from the air and give it back to the soil.
Alpinus, in his work on the "Plants of Egypt," published in 1591, states that the only plants of the cabbage tribe which he saw in that country were the cauliflower and kohl-rabi.
In fact this wild plant is the original, not only of our headed cabbage in its different varieties, but also of all forms of kale, the kohl-rabi, brussels-sprouts, broccolis and cauliflowers.
Mangels, kohl-rabi, and cabbages are each of them better food than turnips, as the latter is apt to impart a disagreeable flavour to the butter.
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