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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Turnip  \Tur"nip\,  n.  [OE.  turnep;  probably  fr  turn,  or  F.  tour 
  a  turn,  turning  lathe  +  OE  nepe  a  turnip,  AS  n[=ae]pe,  L. 
  napus.  Cf  {Turn},v.  t.,  {Navew}.]  (Bot.) 
  The  edible,  fleshy,  roundish,  or  somewhat  conical,  root  of  a 
  cruciferous  plant  ({Brassica  campestris},  var.  {Napus}); 
  also  the  plant  itself  [Formerly  written  also  {turnep}.] 
  {Swedish  turnip}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  turnip.  See  {Ruta-baga}. 
  {Turnip  flea}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  flea-beetle  ({Haltica,  or 
  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}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  turnip  flea. 
  b  A  two-winged  fly  ({Anthomyia  radicum})  whose  larv[ae] 
  live  in  the  turnip  root. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  widely  cultivated  plant  having  a  large  fleshy  edible  white 
  or  yellow  root  [syn:  {white  turnip},  {Brassica  rapa}] 
  2:  root  of  any  of  several  members  of  the  mustard  family 

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