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napiform

[ ney-puh-fawrm ]
/ ˈneɪ pəˌfɔrm /
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adjective

round at the top and tapering sharply below; turnip-shaped, as a root.

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Origin of napiform

1840–50; <Latin nāp(us) a kind of turnip + -i- + -form
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British Dictionary definitions for napiform

napiform
/ (ˈneɪpɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective

botany shaped like a turnip

Word Origin for napiform

C19: from Latin nāpus turnip
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