how to pronounce turnip


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turnip is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of turnip in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… and this turnip here yeah preserved …”

meanings of turnip


  1. A large, heavy pocket watch, so called because its profile resembled the vegetable.
  2. The white root of a yellow-flowered plant, Brassica rapa, grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle.
  3. The yellow root of a related plant, the swede or Brassica napus.


  1. To plant with turnips.
  2. To feed or graze (livestock) on turnips.

turnip frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word turnip occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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