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white turnip

noun
1.
the turnip, Brassica rapa.
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  • From the vegetable kingdom they obtain many roots; the pomme blanche, or white turnip, is very common in their prairies.

  • "Don't forget how good the white turnip is for chilblains," said the Scotchman.

    The Old Market-Cart Mrs. F. B. Smith
  • As a cure, Dr. Handel recommends the juice of the white turnip to be given to drink instead of water.

  • When nearly done, add three large potatoes sliced, two or three slices of white turnip, and one large parsnip cut in slices.

    Science in the Kitchen. Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
  • Cut a carrot, white turnip, parsnip, and a small head of green cabbage in round slices the size of a silver half dollar.

  • They are said to keep better than any other bulb, and to be sweeter and more nutritious than the cabbage or white turnip.

  • The composition of the radish indicates a nutritive value less than that of the white turnip.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual Charles Alexander Cameron

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