Turnip

Definition of Turnip

Tur´nip   Pronunciation: tûr´nĭp
n.1.(Bot.) The edible, fleshy, roundish, or somewhat conical, root of a cruciferous plant (Brassica campestris, var. Napus); also, the plant itself.
Swedish turnip
(Bot.) a kind of turnip. See Ruta-baga.
Turnip flea
(Zool.) a small flea-beetle (Haltica, striolata syn. Phyllotreta striolata), which feeds upon the turnip, and often seriously injures it. It is black with a stripe of yellow on each elytron. The name is also applied to several other small insects which are injurious to turnips. See Illust. under Flea-beetle.
Turnip fly
a - (Zool.) The turnip flea.
b - A two-winged fly (Anthomyia radicum) whose larvæ live in the turnip root.

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Brassica, Brassica rapa, genus Brassica, turnip greens, turnip plant, white turnip
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