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Meaning of turnip

tur•nip

Pronunciation: (tûr'nip), [key]
— n.
  1. the thick, fleshy, edible root of either of two plants of the mustard family, the white-fleshed Brassica rapa rapifera or the yellow-fleshed rutabaga.
  2. the plant itself.
  3. the root of this plant used as a vegetable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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