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.
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- n. the swede, or Swedish turnip; the European plant Brassica napus
- n. the edible root of this plant
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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