a garden vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes) of the crucifer family, similar to cabbage: the edible part is a bulbous portion of the stem just above the ground
Origin of kohlrabiGer, altered (infl. by kohl, cabbage) ; from Italian cavoli rape, plural of cavolo rapa, cole rape ; from Classical Latin caulis (from source cole) + rapa, turnip
A plant (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes) in the mustard family, having a thick basal part of the stem that is eaten as a vegetable. Also called turnip cabbage.
Origin of kohlrabiGerman (partial translation of Italian cavoli rape) : Kohl, cabbage (from Middle High German k&omacron;l, from Old High German, from Latin caulis) + Italian rape, pl. of rapa, turnip.
Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes
(plural kohlrabis or kohlrabies)