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

  • adj. Shaped like a turnip: napiform roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Shaped like a turnip; spherical at the top, but with a tapering bottom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Turnip-shaped; large and round in the upper part, and very slender below.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the shape of a turnip—that is, enlarged in the upper part and slender below: as, a napiform root.


Latin nāpus, turnip + -form.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin nāpus ("turnip") + -form (Wiktionary)


  • (The magic of chutney napiform: adj. shaped like a turnip, board


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  • Round at the top and tapering sharply below; turnip-shaped, as a root.

    January 14, 2008