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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 of kohlrabi
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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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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n.

also kohl-rabi, kohl rabi, kind of cabbage, 1807, from German Kohlrabi (16c.), from Italian cavoli rape, plural of cavolo rapo "cole-rape;" see cole + rape (n.2). Form influenced in German by German kohl "cabbage."

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