A plant (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes) in the mustard family, having a thick basal part of the stem that is eaten as a vegetable.
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 kohlrabi
German (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