From the vegetable kingdom they obtain many roots; the pomme blanche, or white turnip, is very common in their prairies.
A wooden dish was set before each of us, containing boiled beaver's tail, with prairie turnips (pomme blanche).
Sometimes she brought sprouts of wild onion for the broth, or the pomme blanche,—the peppery Indian turnip.
We plucked the pears of the pitahaya, and ate them greedily; we found service-berries, yampo, and roots of the “pomme blanche.”
Our people traversed the prairies in all directions, looking for the pomme blanche, which was very common.
They had likewise tasted the pomme blanche, and several other vegetables, but considered the maize as the best of all.