American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A European plant (Brassica napus var. napobrassica) having a thick bulbous root used as food and as livestock feed.
- n. The edible root of this plant.
- 1799, from Swedish rotabagge, a dialectal word from Västergötland, from rot (“root”) + bagge (“bag”). (Wiktionary)
- Swedish dialectal rotabagge : rot, root (from Old Norse rōt; see wrād- in Indo-European roots) + bagge, bag (from Old Norse baggi). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I have read that the rutabaga is a scottish turnip, though it is certainly found elsewhere, and found in the same places as ordinary turnips.”
“I would, however, just like to make the additional point that the flesh of the rutabaga is a lovely pale orange color; it is pretty on the inside.”
“I think a rutabaga is what, in England, we called a swede - yellowish, large root vegetable - good mashed with lots of butter.”
“In the form of "neeps" (mashed with butter), rutabaga is a traditional companion of the often derided haggis.”
“The rutabaga is known also as the Swedish or Russian turnip.”
“What is called a rutabaga in California is sometimes called a yellow turnip in other parts of the country.”
“There are four, five months out of the year, where a rutabaga is the best thing you're going to see.”
“As for the rutabaga, that is more important than the coffee.”
“Neuroscientists call the rutabaga gene a coincidence detector because it codes for an enzyme whose activity levels get a big boost when a fly perceives two stimuli that it has to learn to associate with one another.”
“Both types of trace, the team discovered, depend on the activity of a gene called rutabaga, of which humans also have a similar version.”
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