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Indian turnip

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  1. the jack-in-the-pulpit.
  2. its root.
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Origin of Indian turnip

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Historical Examples

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

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