from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kind of small turnip, a variety of Brassica campestris.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of small turnip, a variety of Brassica campestris. See brassica.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wild turnip, Brassica campestris.
Old English navel, naveau, a diminutive from Latin napus navew. Compare napiform. (Wiktionary)
 The Turnip, a navew, or variety of Rape (_navus_), should never be sown in a rich soil, wherein it would become degenerate and lose its shape as well as its dry agreeable relish.