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noun Scot.
  1. a turnip.
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Origin of neep

before 900; Middle English nepe, Old English nēp, nǣp < Latin nāpus turnip
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Historical Examples

  • 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 Dictionary definitions for neep


  1. British a dialect name for a turnip
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Word Origin

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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