stem-cabbage

stem cabbage

noun
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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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