turniplike

turniplike
Resembling a turnip or some aspect of one.

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  • turnip — turniplike, adj. /terr nip/, n. 1. the thick, fleshy, edible root of either of two plants of the mustard family, the white fleshed Brassica rapa rapifera or the yellow fleshed rutabaga. 2. the plant itself. 3. the root of this plant used as a… …   Universalium

  • bellflower — /bel flow euhr/, n. 1. any of numerous plants of the genus Campanula, having usually bell shaped flowers and including many species cultivated as ornamentals. Cf. bellflower family. 2. any of various other plants having bell shaped flowers. [1570 …   Universalium

  • Bellflower — /bel flow euhr/, n. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 53,441. * * * Any of about 300 annual, perennial, and biennial herbaceous plants of the genus Campanula (family Campanulaceae) that bear bell shaped, usually blue flowers. They are… …   Universalium

  • celeriac — /seuh ler ee ak , lear /, n. a variety of celery, Apium graveolens rapaceum, of the parsley family, having a large, edible, turniplike root. Also called knob celery, turnip rooted celery. [1735 45; CELERY + AC] * * * or celery root Type of celery …   Universalium

  • rampion — /ram pee euhn/, n. 1. a European bellflower, Campanula rapunculus, having an edible white tuberous root used in Europe for salad. 2. any related plant of the genus Phyteuma, having heads or spikes of blue flowers. [1565 75; prob. alter. of MF… …   Universalium

  • zamia — /zay mee euh/, n. any of various plants of the genus Zamia, chiefly of tropical and subtropical America, having a short, tuberous stem and a crown of palmlike pinnate leaves. [1810 20; < NL, misreading of L (Pliny) (nuces) azaniae (pl.) pine cone …   Universalium

  • turnippy — adjective turniplike …   Wiktionary

  • celeriac — ce•ler•i•ac [[t]səˈlɛr iˌæk, ˈlɪər [/t]] n. pln a variety of celery, Apium graveolens rapaceum, having a large, edible, turniplike root • Etymology: 1735–45; obscurely derived from celery …   From formal English to slang

  • rutabaga — [ro͞ot΄ə bā′gə, ro͞ot′ə bā΄gə] n. [Swed dial. rotabagge < rot (< ON rot,ROOT1) + bagge, ram, thick object < ON baggi > BAG] 1. a turniplike plant (Brassica napobrassica) of the crucifer family, with a large, yellow root 2. this edible …   English World dictionary

  • ce|ler|i|ac — «suh LEHR ee ak», noun. 1. a variety of celery grown for its edible, turniplike root. 2. the root. ╂[< celery] …   Useful english dictionary

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