Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of turnip commonly with a large and long or ovoid yellowish root; a Swedish turnip. See turnip.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Swedish turnip, a probable derivative, with the rape and common turnip. of Brassica campestris.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow root
  • n. the large yellow root of a rutabaga plant used as food

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The ruta-baga is looking unusually well this fall, but we cannot subsist entirely upon the ruta-baga.

    Remarks

  • The seed of ruta-baga, or Swedish turnips, should be planted earliest -- from the twentieth of June to the tenth of July in our latitude.

    The Home Acre

  • Several kinds of Turnips are cultivated in this Province; the best of which is the ruta-baga, or Swedish turnip.

    History of New Brunswick

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