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.