a brassicaceous plant, Brassica napobrassica, having a yellow- or white-fleshed, edible tuber.
the edible tuber, a variety of turnip.
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- Also called Swedish turnip.
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How to use rutabaga in a sentence
Put it in the pot, along with the chopped potatoes and rutabaga, and add broth or water until the duck is submerged.
In other trials, zookeepers offered the elephant small cubes of rutabaga.Engineers surprised by the power of an elephant’s trunk | Sid Perkins | June 23, 2021 | Science News For Students
In other trials, the elephant was offered small cubes of rutabaga of various sizes.Newly recognized tricks help elephants suck up huge amounts of water | Sid Perkins | June 3, 2021 | Science News
If you’ve never cooked with rutabagas before, this is a lovely introduction.How to braise vegetables and bring out their best flavors | Aaron Hutcherson | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Goodbye greens, goodbye peaches, and hello white: potatoes, parsnips, rutabaga.
We may get bitten by a snapping bean or routed by a rutabaga or infected by a parsnip.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694] | Christopher Darlington Morley
Early purple-top strap-leaf turnip, early cabbage, lettuce, rutabaga turnips.The Red Cross in Peace and War | Clara Barton
He still calls the beet a beet-root and the rutabaga a mangel-wurzel.The American Language | Henry L. Mencken
The rutabaga is a productive variety, and possesses a good deal of nutriment.Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
He showed up strong, as I knew he would, after he was rigged up in the ready-made rutabaga regalia.The Gentle Grafter | O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for rutabaga
US and Canadian a Eurasian plant, Brassica napus (or B. napobrassica), cultivated for its bulbous edible root, which is used as a vegetable and as cattle fodder: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
the root of this plant
- Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): swede
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