nabiza

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Galician[edit]

nabos ("turnips") with nabizas

Etymology[edit]

From nabo, from Latin nāpus (turnip), and the suffix -izo. Cognate with Portuguese nabiça.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /naˈβiθa̝/, (western) /naˈβisa̝/

Noun[edit]

nabiza f (plural nabizas)

  1. (botany, cooking) young turnip greens (Brassica rapa)
    • c. 1790, Domingo Blanco (ed.), A poesía popular en Galicia 1745-1885.. Vigo: Xerais, page 138:
      Non como verzas con unto, nin nabizas con aceite, pra min non hai cousa boa, tamén me fai mal o leite
      I don't eat greens with lard, nor turnip greens with olive oil; there's nothing good for me: even milk makes me feel sick

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