A temperate climate biennial plant "Brassic rapa" Rapifera Group grown as an annual for the swollen underground roots which are 2.5 to 7 cm in diameter and round, flat or long and tapering. The hard flesh is white or yellow and the skin white, pink, red or yellow. Young turnips may be eaten raw or pickled; the mature ones are used as a root vegetable. The young leaves are known as turnip tops.
A cool-weather, white-fleshed root vegetable that is easy to grow. The so-called "yellow turnip" is actually a rutabaga. Choose smaller turnips because young turnips have a delicate, somewhat sweet flavor that becomes stronger with age.
The turnip (Brassica rapa var. rapa) is a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, bulbous taproot. Small, tender varieties are grown for human consumption, while larger varieties are grown as feed for livestock. Turnips are notably popular in Europe, particularly in its colder parts, because they grow well in cold climates and can be stored for several months after harvest.
Any overly enthusiastic, chipper, or happy person, particularly when they act this way before 7:00 AM (see Commie Savings Time). ex: "Get the fuck out of my office, Turnip Boy, I'm trying to sleep here."