Radish vs Turnip - What's the difference?

radish | turnip |


As nouns the difference between radish and turnip

is that radish is a plant of the brassicaceae'' family, ''raphanus sativus , having an edible root while turnip is the white root of a yellow-flowered plant, brassica rapa , grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

radish

English

(wikipedia radish)

Noun

(es)
  • A plant of the Brassicaceae'' family, ''Raphanus sativus , having an edible root
  • The pungent root of this plant, usually eaten raw in salads etc
  • See also

    * daikon * mooli

    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