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kohlrabi

[kohl-rah-bee, -rab-ee, kohl-rah-bee, -rab-ee] /koʊlˈrɑ bi, -ˈræb i, ˈkoʊlˌrɑ bi, -ˌræb i/
noun, plural kohlrabies.
1.
a cultivated cabbage, Brassica oleracea gongylodes, whose stem above ground swells into an edible, bulblike formation.
Also called stem cabbage, turnip cabbage.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < German < Italian cavolrape (plural of cavolrapa literally, stalk or cabbage turnip), with German Kohl cabbage for Italian cavol-. See cole, rape2
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Examples for kohlrabi
  • Comments can be anonymous so you don't have to fear being fingered as the guy who complained about too much kohlrabi.
  • The same goes for scallions, snow peas and kohlrabi.
  • Another, yet more unfamiliar member of the cabbage family is kohlrabi.
  • If you are growing kohlrabi, be sure to harvest it before it gets too large.
British Dictionary definitions for kohlrabi

kohlrabi

/kəʊlˈrɑːbɪ/
noun (pl) -bies
1.
a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea caulorapa (or gongylodes), whose thickened stem is eaten as a vegetable Also called turnip cabbage
Word Origin
C19: from German, from Italian cavoli rape (pl), from cavolo cabbage (from Latin caulis) + rapa turnip (from Latin); influenced by German Kohl cabbage
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