Turnip flea
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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  • Flea-beetle — Flea bee tle, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small beetle of the family {Halticid[ae]}, of many species. They have strong posterior legs and leap like fleas. The turnip flea beetle ({Phyllotreta vittata}) and that of the grapevine ({Graptodera chalybea}) are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turnip fly — noun 1. : turnip flea 2. : the adult of the cabbage maggot 3. : turnip sawfly * * * turnip fly noun 1. A fly whose maggots burrow in turnip roots 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Swedish turnip — 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

  • 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

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