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Turnips

EtymologyEdit

From turnepe, probably from turn (due to round shape, as though turned on a lathe) + Middle English nepe, from Old English næp, from Latin napus.[1] Cognate to neep. See also parsnip.

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turnip (plural turnips)

  1. The white root of a yellow-flowered plant, Brassica rapa, grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle.
  2. (Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Atlantic Canada) The yellow root of a related plant, the swede or Brassica napus.
  3. (dated) A large, heavy pocket watch, so called because its profile resembled the vegetable.

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turnip (third-person singular simple present turnips, present participle turniping or turnipping, simple past and past participle turniped or turnipped)

  1. (transitive) To plant with turnips.
    • 1803, Agricultural Magazine (volume 9, page 32)
      This identical field has been turniped before, and to good account, in a favourable winter.
  2. (transitive) To feed or graze (livestock) on turnips.
    • 1869, Sheep: Their Breeds, Management, and Diseases (page 328)
      The Leicesters and half-breds are purchased by farmers who keep no breeding stock: they are well turniped during the winter, and clipped and fattened in the following season.
    • 1898, John Wrightson, Sheep: Breeds and Management, page 86:
      This system of turniping is found to encourage the growth and muscular development of young stock.

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  1. ^ turnip” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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