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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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Examples

  • Sand boxes in cellars, pits or caves are desirable for beets, turnips, kohl-rabi, carrots, winter radishes and rutabagas.

    Every Step in Canning

  • Parsnips, kohl-rabi, celeriac and salsify are prepared in the same way as are carrots.

    Every Step in Canning

  • 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.

    Mince Pie

  • Fred says that certain vegetables -- kohl-rabi and colanders, we think -- extract nitrogen from the air and give it back to the soil.

    Mince Pie

  • 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.

    The Cauliflower

  • 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.

    The Cauliflower

  • 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.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual the chemistry of food in relation to the breeding and feeding of live stock

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