Definition of Rutabaga

1. Noun. The large yellow root of a rutabaga plant used as food.




2. Noun. A cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow root.

Definition of Rutabaga

1. n. A kind of turnip commonly with a large and long or ovoid yellowish root; a Swedish turnip. See Turnip.

Definition of Rutabaga

1. Noun. (North America) the swede, or Swedish turnip; the European plant ''Brassica napus'' ¹

2. Noun. (North America) the edible root of this plant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rutabaga

1. a plant having a thick, edible root [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rutabaga

rustres
rusts
rustumite
rusty
rusty blackbird
rusty grackle
rusty nail
rusty rig
rusty sputum
rusty tinamou
rusty tinamous
rusty woodsia
ruta-baga
rutabaga (current term)
rutabaga plant
rutabagas
rutaceous
rutamycin
rutate
rutates
ruth
ruthenacycle
ruthenacycles
ruthenarsenite
ruthenate
ruthenates
ruthenian
ruthenic

Literary usage of Rutabaga

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1. The Principles of Vegetable-gardening by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"rutabaga The requirements for the growing of rutabagas are the same as for the growing of ... rutabaga differs from the turnip in having a denser and mostly ..."

2. Productive Farm Crops by Edward Gerrard Montgomery (1916)
"rutabaga or Swede turnips. Brassica rapa.—Common turnips. There are also a number of hybrids between turnips and rutabagas, known as hybrid turnips. ..."

3. Vegetable Gardening by Samuel Bowdlear Green (1915)
"The Cabbage Family (Cruciferae),—cabbage, cauliflower, radish, rutabaga, turnip, Brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi, horseradish, cress and water cress. ..."

4. Putnam's Vegetable Book by Mae Savell Croy (1917)
"rutabaga The rutabaga requires a rich soil and plenty of room for the roots. It is cultivated a good deal like the turnip and makes a really excellent table ..."

5. Putnam's Vegetable Book by Mae Savell Croy (1917)
"rutabaga The rutabaga requires a rich soil and plenty of room for the roots. ... rutabaga seed may be sown broadcast and the young plants thinned ..."

6. Cattle Feeding with Sugar Beets, Sugar, Molasses, and Sugar Beet Residuum by Lewis Sharpe Ware (1902)
"The table herewith shows the analysis of a rutabaga of a heavy yield variety and of a superior type ... COMPARATIVE ANALYSES OF A rutabaga AND A SUGAR-BEET. ..."

7. Cattle Feeding with Sugar Beets, Sugar, Molasses, and Sugar Beet Residuum by Lewis Sharpe Ware (1902)
"The table herewith shows the analysis of a rutabaga of a heavy yield variety and of a superior type ... COMPARATIVE ANALYSES OF A rutabaga AND A SUGAR-BEET. ..."

8. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"The seed of Brassica napobrassica, Miller—rutabaga or ... turnip—yields an oil like rape oil, which is known as rutabaga oil (oleum ..."

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