Definition of Turnip greens

1. Noun. Tender leaves of young white turnips.

Generic synonyms: Green, Greens, Leafy Vegetable
Group relationships: Brassica Rapa, Turnip, White Turnip

Definition of Turnip greens

1. Noun. The edible leaves of the turnip plant ((spelink Brassica rapa)). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turnip Greens

turning out
turning over
turning over a new leaf
turning point
turning points
turning the frown upside down
turning up
turnip-rooted celery
turnip-rooted parsley
turnip bed
turnip cabbage
turnip greens (current term)
turnip head
turnip heads
turnip plant
turnip shell
turnip shells
turnkey system

Literary usage of Turnip greens

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"Williams, Martha McCulloch- turnip greens and black-eyed peas. Country Life 31:98 Ap '17 Williams, Michael Portrait. Overland ns 68:658 D '16 Williams, ..."

2. The Stag Cook Book: Written for Men by Men by Carroll Mac Sheridan (1922)
"Boil it in well salted water for thirty minutes, then add the turnip greens and boil at least thirty minutes longer. Serve with plenty of butter for ..."

3. A Year's Residence, in the United States of America: Treating of the Face of by William Cobbett, Morris Birkbeck (1819)
"My hogs are now living wholly upon Swedish turnip greens, and, ... turnip greens are, however, by no means equal to cabbages, or even to cabbage leaves. ..."

4. The Book of Household Management: Comprising Information for the Mistress by Beeton (Isabella Mary) (1888)
"BOILED TURNIP-GREENS. (Fr.—Pousse"es de Navets.) Ingredients.—To each \ gallon of water, allow i heaped tablespoonful of salt; turnip-greens. Mode. ..."

5. The Newer Knowledge of Nutrition: The Use of Food for the Preservation of by Elmer Verner McCollum (1922)
"... I calculated that less than 4 per cent of the total energy value of the diet was derived from cabbage, collards, turnip greens and sweet potatoes. ..."

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