Turnip vs Potatoey - What's the difference?

turnip | potatoey |


As a noun turnip

is the white root of a yellow-flowered plant, brassica rapa , grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle.

As an adjective potatoey is

like potatoes in texture, flavour, etc.

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

    potatoey

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Like potatoes in texture, flavour, etc.