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Turnip

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Túrnip. n.s. A white esculent root.

The flower consists of four leaves, which are placed in form of a cross; out of the flower cup rises the pointal, which afterward turns to a pod, divided into two cells by an intermediate partition, to which the valves adhere on both sides, and are full of roundish seeds: a carneous and tuberose root. Miller.

November is drawn with bunches of parsnips and turnips in his right-hand. Peacham on Drawing.

The goddess rose amid the inmost round,
With wither'd turnip-tops her temples crown'd.
Gay.

Turnips hide their swelling heads below. Gay's Past.

Sources: Gay, John (51) · Miller, Philip (58) · Peacham, Henry (53)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Turnip." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: October 13, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9937.


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