rutabaga[ro̵̅o̅t′ə bā′gə, ro̵̅o̅t′ə bā′gə]
- a turniplike plant (Brassica napobrassica) of the crucifer family, with a large, yellow root
- this edible root
Origin of rutabagaSwedish dialect, dialectal rotabagge ; from rot (; from Old Norse rot, root) + bagge, ram, thick object ; from Old Norse baggi from source bag
- A plant (Brassica napus var. napobrassica) in the mustard family, having a thick bulbous yellowish root used as a vegetable.
- The edible root of this plant. In both senses also called swede, Swedish turnip.
Origin of rutabagaSwedish dialectal rotabagge : rot, root (from Old Norse rōt; see wrād- in Indo-European roots) + bagge, bag (from Old Norse baggi).
(usually uncountable, plural rutabagas)