- a turnip.
Origin of neep
before 900; Middle English nepe, Old English nēp, nǣp < Latin nāpus turnip
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Examples from the Web for neep
Rogers speaks of shipping while at Batavia "half a leaguer of Spelman's neep, or the best sort of arrack."Life Aboard a British Privateer in the Time of Queen Anne
Robert C. Leslie
- British a dialect name for a turnip
Old English nǣp, from Latin nāpus turnip
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Word Origin and History for neep
"a turnip," Scottish and dialectal, from Middle English nepe, from Old English næp "turnip," from Latin napus (see turnip).
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