Indian turnip

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noun

the jack-in-the-pulpit.
its root.

Origin of Indian turnip

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Historical Examples of indian turnip

  • He appears to have lived chiefly on the Indian-turnip (Psoralea esculenta).

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