from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the swede, or Swedish turnip; the European plant Brassica napus
- n. the edible root of this plant
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)
1799, from Swedish rotabagge, a dialectal word from Västergötland, from rot (“root”) + bagge (“bag”). (Wiktionary)