Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A plant (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes) in the mustard family, having a thick basal part of the stem that is eaten as a vegetable.

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  • noun A cultivar of the cabbage, Brassica oleracea, having a turnip-shaped edible stem.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German (partial translation of Italian cavoli rape) : Kohl, cabbage (from Middle High German kōl, from Old High German, from Latin caulis) + Italian rape, pl. of rapa, turnip.]

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From the German Kohlrabi, from Kohl ("cabbage") + Italian rape ("turnips"), from cavoli rape, the plural of cavolo rapa (cole rape).

Examples

  • Sauteed in garlic butter with crawfish and kohlrabi is a cajun delicacy.

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  • Cooked kohlrabi is simmered in a flavorful coconut paste in this wonderful Konkani recipe.

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  • Fat bulbs of kohlrabi from the farmers market on Saturday, they held well in the refrigerator

    A Veggie Venture

  • Fat bulbs of kohlrabi from the farmers market on Saturday, they held well in the refrigerator

    A Veggie Venture

  • Fat bulbs of kohlrabi from the farmers market on Saturday, they held well in the refrigerator

    A Veggie Venture

  • Fat bulbs of kohlrabi from the farmers market on Saturday, they held well in the refrigerator

    A Veggie Venture

  • Fat bulbs of kohlrabi from the farmers market on Saturday, they held well in the refrigerator

    A Veggie Venture

  • Fat bulbs of kohlrabi from the farmers market on Saturday, they held well in the refrigerator

    A Veggie Venture

  • Fat bulbs of kohlrabi from the farmers market on Saturday, they held well in the refrigerator

    A Veggie Venture

  • But there was only a single, solitary kohlrabi, which is now already half eaten ... so I doubt I will need any elaborate recipies to get rid of it.

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  • also referred to as knol khol ?

    March 30, 2007