kohlrabi

[kohl-rah-bee, -rab-ee, kohl-rah-bee, -rab-ee]
noun, plural kohlrabies.
a cultivated cabbage, Brassica oleracea gongylodes, whose stem above ground swells into an edible, bulblike formation.
Also called stem cabbage, turnip cabbage.


Origin:
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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kohlrabi (kəʊlˈrɑːbɪ)
 
n , pl -bies
Also called: turnip cabbage a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea caulorapa (or gongylodes), whose thickened stem is eaten as a vegetable
 
[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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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.
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