rutabaga

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1799, borrowed from Swedish rotabagge, a dialectal word from Västergötland, from rot (root) +‎ bagge (lump, bunch).[1][2]

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rutabaga roots

rutabaga (usually uncountable, plural rutabagas)

  1. (now Canada, US) the swede, or Swedish turnip; the European plant Brassica napus var. napobrassica
  2. (now Canada, US) the edible root of this plant
    • 1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot The Tyrant: A Tragedy in Two Acts:
      Sometimes your royal dogs tear down our thatch,
      And then we seek the shelter of a ditch;
      Hog-wash or grains, or ruta-baga, none
      Has yet been ours since your reign begun.

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “rutabaga”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
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French[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁy.ta.ba.ɡa/
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Noun[edit]

rutabaga m (plural rutabagas)

  1. swede, rutabaga (yellow root of Brassica napus)

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Noun[edit]

rutabaga f (plural rutabagas)

  1. rutabaga (Brassica napus, a plant with an edible root)
    Synonyms: colza, nabo da Suécia, couve-nabiça, couve-nabo