Turnip vs Cabbage - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between turnip and cabbage

is that turnip is the white root of a yellow-flowered plant, brassica rapa , grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle while cabbage is an edible plant ( ) having a head of green leaves.

As a verb cabbage is

to form a head like that of the cabbage.

turnip

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The white root of a yellow-flowered plant, Brassica rapa , grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle.
  • (Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Atlantic Canada) The yellow root of a related plant, the swede or Brassica napus .
  • Synonyms

    * (Brassica rapa) (summer turnip), swede (Ireland, Northern England, Scotland), tumshie (Scotland), white turnip (Cornwall, Scotland)

    Derived terms

    * fall off the turnip truck * Swedish turnip * (turnip flea) * (turnip fly)

    See also

    * rutabaga * swede * turnip greens

    References

    cabbage

    Noun

  • An edible plant ( ) having a head of green leaves.
  • (uncountable) The leaves of this plant eaten as a vegetable.
  • Cabbage is good for you.
  • (countable, offensive) A person with severely reduced mental capacities due to brain damage.
  • After the car crash, he became a cabbage .
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  • (uncountable, slang) Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.
  • (uncountable, slang) Money.
  • (uncountable, slang) Marijuana leaf, the part that is not smoked but from which cannabutter can be extracted.
  • The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used for food.
  • The cabbage palmetto.
  • Synonyms

    * (plant) cabbage plant, cole * (leaves of this plant eaten as a vegetable) cole, greens * (person with severely reduced mental capacities due to brain damage) vegetable

    Verb

    (cabbag)
  • To form a head like that of the cabbage.
  • To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • Your tailorcabbages whole yards of cloth.
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    Synonyms

    * (purloin) embezzle, pilfer, purloin, steal

    See also

    * brassica * broccoflower * broccoli * broccolini * Brussels sprouts * cabbage tree * cauliflower * Chinese cabbage * Chinese broccoli, Chinese kale * collard greens * kale * kohlrabi * sauerkraut * red cabbage