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.
A turniplike plant (Brassica napobrassica) of the crucifer family, with a large, yellow root.
This edible root.
(North America) The edible root of this plant.
Other Word Forms
Origin of rutabaga
- Swedish dialectal rotabagge rot root (from Old Norse rōt wrād- in Indo-European roots) bagge bag (from Old Norse baggi)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition