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 kōl ) ( from Old High German) ( from Latin caulis )Italian rape pl. of rapa turnip
Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes
(plural kohlrabis or kohlrabies)