neep

[neep]

Origin of neep

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

noun
  1. British a dialect name for a turnip

Word Origin for neep

Old English nǣp, from Latin nāpus turnip
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Word Origin and History for neep
n.

"a turnip," Scottish and dialectal, from Middle English nepe, from Old English næp "turnip," from Latin napus (see turnip).

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