Turnip vs Parsnip - What's the difference?

turnip | parsnip |


As nouns the difference between turnip and parsnip

is that turnip is the white root of a yellow-flowered plant, brassica rapa , grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle while parsnip is a biennial plant, , related to the carrot.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

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    parsnip

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A biennial plant, , related to the carrot.
  • The root of the parsnip, when used as a vegetable.
  • Derived terms

    * cow parsnip * fine words butter no parsnips * giant cow parsnip * meadow parsnip * poison parsnip * water parsnip * wild parsnip

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