Turnip vs Clapshot - What's the difference?

turnip | clapshot |


As nouns the difference between turnip and clapshot

is that turnip is the white root of a yellow-flowered plant, brassica rapa , grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle while clapshot is a traditional scottish dish comprised of boiled potatoes and boiled swede (or scottish turnip) mashed together with chives often prepared on burns night.

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

    clapshot

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • A traditional Scottish dish comprised of boiled potatoes and boiled swede (or Scottish turnip) mashed together with chives. Often prepared on Burns night.