Beetroot vs Turnip - What's the difference?

beetroot | turnip |


As nouns the difference between beetroot and turnip

is that beetroot is a normally deep red coloured cultivar of the beet a root vegetable usually cooked or pickled before eating while turnip is the white root of a yellow-flowered plant, brassica rapa , grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle.

beetroot

Alternative forms

* beet root

Noun

(en noun)
  • A normally deep red coloured cultivar of the beet. A root vegetable usually cooked or pickled before eating.
  • Synonyms

    * red beet * table beet

    Derived terms

    * red as a beetroot

    Anagrams

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    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