neep

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From Middle English nepe, from Old English nǣp (turnip, rape), from Latin nāpus. Compare Icelandic næpa (turnip).

Cognate with English turnip.

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neep (plural neeps)

  1. (chiefly Scotland) The swede (rutabaga), called "turnip" in Scotland.
    • 1934, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Grey Granite, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 494:
      Poor Mr Piddle with his long think neck and his long thin head, as bald as a neep and something the shape []

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