Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wild turnip, Brassica campestris. It is an annual weed with a tapering root, found in waste grounds throughout Europe and Asiatic Russia.
- n. A kind of small turnip, a variety of Brassica campestris.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A kind of small turnip, a variety of Brassica campestris. See brassica.
- Old English navel, naveau, a diminutive from Latin napus navew. Compare napiform. (Wiktionary)
“ The Turnip, a navew, or variety of Rape (_navus_), should never be sown in a rich soil, wherein it would become degenerate and lose its shape as well as its dry agreeable relish.”
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