turnep
Turnip Tur"nip, n. [OE. turnep; probably fr. turn, or F. tour a turn, turning lathe + OE. nepe a turnip, AS. n[=ae]pe, L. napus. Cf. {Turn},v. t., {Navew}.] (Bot.) The edible, fleshy, roundish, or somewhat conical, root of a cruciferous plant ({Brassica campestris}, var. {Napus}); also, the plant itself. [Formerly written also {turnep}.] [1913 Webster]

{Swedish turnip} (Bot.), a kind of turnip. See {Ruta-baga}.

{Turnip flea} (Zo["o]l.), a small flea-beetle ({Haltica, striolata} syn. {Phyllotreta striolata}), which feeds upon the turnip, and often seriously injures it. It is black with a stripe of yellow on each elytron. The name is also applied to several other small insects which are injurious to turnips. See Illust. under {Flea-beetle}.

{Turnip fly}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The turnip flea. (b) A two-winged fly ({Anthomyia radicum}) whose larv[ae] live in the turnip root. [1913 Webster]


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  • turnep — ou turneps [ tyrnɛp(s) ] n. m. • 1758, 1890; angl. turnep, de to turn « tourner » et a. angl. naep « navet », lat. napus ♦ Agric. Variété de navet fourrager. ⇒ chou rave. « Ici, dit le comte, je sème des turneps » (Flaubert). ⇒TURNEP(S), (TURNEP …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Turnep — Tur nep, n. (Bot.) See {Turnip}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turnep — obs. f. turnip …   Useful english dictionary

  • turnep — (tur nèp) s. m. Variété de chou rave qu on donne au bétail.    RÉM. Wailly et le Dictionnaire d histoire naturelle, édité par Déterville, écrivent au singulier turnep ; l Académie écrit turneps ; mais c est une faute : turneps est le pluriel… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • turnep — n. Turnip …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • urnep — turnep …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • turneps — turnep ou turneps [ tyrnɛp(s) ] n. m. • 1758, 1890; angl. turnep, de to turn « tourner » et a. angl. naep « navet », lat. napus ♦ Agric. Variété de navet fourrager. ⇒ chou rave. « Ici, dit le comte, je sème des turneps » (Flaubert). ⇒TURNEP(S), ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Anthomyia radicum — Turnip Tur nip, n. [OE. turnep; probably fr. turn, or F. tour a turn, turning lathe + OE. nepe a turnip, AS. n[=ae]pe, L. napus. Cf. {Turn},v. t., {Navew}.] (Bot.) The edible, fleshy, roundish, or somewhat conical, root of a cruciferous plant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brassica campestris — Turnip Tur nip, n. [OE. turnep; probably fr. turn, or F. tour a turn, turning lathe + OE. nepe a turnip, AS. n[=ae]pe, L. napus. Cf. {Turn},v. t., {Navew}.] (Bot.) The edible, fleshy, roundish, or somewhat conical, root of a cruciferous plant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Haltica striolata — Turnip Tur nip, n. [OE. turnep; probably fr. turn, or F. tour a turn, turning lathe + OE. nepe a turnip, AS. n[=ae]pe, L. napus. Cf. {Turn},v. t., {Navew}.] (Bot.) The edible, fleshy, roundish, or somewhat conical, root of a cruciferous plant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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