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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from turn (because of its rounded root) + neep 'turnip' (11-21 centuries) (from Old English næp)

turnip

noun
     
turnip
tur‧nip [uncountable and countable]
DFHBP a large round pale yellow vegetable that grows under the ground, or the plant that produces it
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