[kohl-rah-bee, -rab-ee, kohl-rah-bee, -rab-ee]
- a cultivated cabbage, Brassica oleracea gongylodes, whose stem above ground swells into an edible, bulblike formation.
Origin of kohlrabi
Also called stem cabbage, turnip cabbage.
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Examples from the Web for kohlrabi
Every day they lunched on frankfurters and kohlrabi at Schwartz's.Our Square and the People in It
Samuel Hopkins Adams
They also gave out potatoes, kohlrabi, bread and blood sausage at times.The Biography of a Rabbit
Peel, slice, and soak the kohlrabi in cold water for half an hour.The Myrtle Reed Cook Book
Cook the kohlrabi in boiling salted water until tender and then drain the water from it.
The edible part of kohlrabi is the enlarged stem, which has the flavor of both turnip and cabbage.
- a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea caulorapa (or gongylodes), whose thickened stem is eaten as a vegetableAlso called: turnip cabbage
C19: from German, from Italian cavoli rape (pl), from cavolo cabbage (from Latin caulis) + rapa turnip (from Latin); influenced by German Kohl cabbage
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Word Origin and History for kohlrabi
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