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Turnip vs. Radish

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Main Difference

The main difference between Turnip and Radish is that the Turnip is a root vegetable and Radish is a species of plant.

Wikipedia
  • Turnip (noun)

    The white root of a yellow-flowered plant, Brassica rapa, grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle.

  • Turnip (noun)

    The yellow root of a related plant, the swede or Brassica napus.

  • Turnip (noun)

    A large, heavy pocket watch, so called because its profile resembled the vegetable.

  • Turnip (verb)

    To plant with turnips.

  • Turnip (verb)

    To feed or graze (livestock) on turnips.

  • Radish (noun)

    A Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. sativus, having an edible root.

  • Radish (noun)

    The root of this plant used as varieties are cooked.

  • Radish (noun)

    With a distinguishing word: some other plant of the Raphanus genus or Brassicaceae family.

    "l|en|rat-tail radish (taxlink|Raphanus caudatus|species|noshow=1|ver=170717); l|en|wild radish (l|mul|Raphanus raphanistrum)"

Wiktionary
  • Turnip (noun)

    a round root with white or cream flesh which is eaten as a vegetable and also has edible leaves.

  • Turnip (noun)

    a root that is similar or related to the turnip, especially a swede.

  • Turnip (noun)

    the European plant of the cabbage family which produces the turnip.

  • Turnip (noun)

    a large, thick, old-fashioned watch.

  • Radish (noun)

    a swollen pungent-tasting edible root, especially a variety which is small, spherical, and red, and eaten raw with salad.

  • Radish (noun)

    the plant of the cabbage family which yields the radish.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Turnip (noun)

    The edible, fleshy, roundish, or somewhat conical, root of a cruciferous plant (Brassica campestris, var. Napus); also, the plant itself.

  • Radish (noun)

    The pungent fleshy root of a well-known cruciferous plant (Raphanus sativus); also, the whole plant.

Webster Dictionary
  • Turnip (noun)

    widely cultivated plant having a large fleshy edible white or yellow root

  • Turnip (noun)

    root of any of several members of the mustard family

  • Radish (noun)

    pungent fleshy edible root

  • Radish (noun)

    pungent edible root of any of various cultivated radish plants

  • Radish (noun)

    Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw

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