lanttu

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swedish planta (seedling) > planttu > lanttu (unlike turnip, the plant needs to be grown from seedlings to reach maturity in Finland's short summer).

Noun[edit]

lanttu

  1. swede, rutabaga (root and the plant).
  2. (colloquial) head, brain, noodle; usually together with the verb leikata (to cut)
    Sillä kaverilla lanttu leikkaa.
    That guy's got a sharp head.
    Eikö lanttu leikkaa?
    Don't you get it?

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