Origin of turnip
Examples from the Web for turnip
On dessert menu at one new hotel, a “Mondae”—frozen lard covered in borsch with a turnip on top.Up to a Point: PJ O’Rourke on Sochi and Senate Slackers|P. J. O’Rourke|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Down there in the turnip greene and the tears, hope remained alive.
A constable came up and took me into custody for robbing the turnip field.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
How many litres of champagne can be extracted from the cube-root of one turnip?This Giddy Globe|Oliver Herford
"You have about as much feeling as a turnip," remarked Tad disgustedly.The Pony Rider Boys on the Blue Ridge|Frank Gee Patchin
Cato pronounced the cabbage the finest vegetable known, and the turnip figures in the well-known anecdote of Manius Curius .The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
When the old man saw that the old woman did not come back, he went into the garden and saw the old woman pulling at the turnip.Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes|Lina Eckenstein
British Dictionary definitions for turnip
Word Origin for turnip
Word Origin and History for turnip
1530s, turnepe, probably from turn (from its shape, as though turned on a lathe) + Middle English nepe "turnip," from Old English næp, from Latin napus "turnip." The modern form of the word emerged late 18c.