Definition of Brassica rapa

1. Noun. Widely cultivated plant having a large fleshy edible white or yellow root.

Exact synonyms: Turnip, White Turnip
Terms within: White Turnip, Turnip Greens
Group relationships: Brassica, Genus Brassica
Generic synonyms: Turnip Plant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brassica Rapa

Braun's anastomosis
Braun's holly fern

Literary usage of Brassica rapa

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1. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"White Turnip (brassica rapa). Longitudinal section of root, p parenchyma; g reticulated vessels; a starch grains. ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"... or brassica rapa oleifera. These oils are further subdivided into: 1. ... from brassica rapa biennis, ..."

3. Monks' Cookbook by Himalayan Academy, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1997)
"TURNIPS, brassica rapa Sweet, pungent and cooling, turnips balance all three doshas. They purify the system and help it produce more blood. ..."

4. Vegetable Fats and Oils: Their Practical Preparation, Purification by Louis Edgar And├ęs, Charles Salter (1902)
"The seeds of Brassica napus are, it is true, mostly blue black, those of Brassica campestris red brown, and those of brassica rapa a dull brown, ..."

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