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rutabaga:

see turnipturnip,
garden vegetable of the same genus of the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustard family) as the cabbage; native to Europe, where it has been long cultivated. The two principal kinds are the white (Brassica rapa) and the yellow (B.
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rutabaga

[¦rüd·ə¦bā·gə]
(botany)
Brassica napobrassica. A biennial crucifer of the order Capparales probably resulting from the natural crossing of cabbage and turnip and characterized by a large, edible, yellowish fleshy root.

rutabaga

US and Canadian a Eurasian plant, Brassica napus (or B. napobrassica), cultivated for its bulbous edible root, which is used as a vegetable and as cattle fodder: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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In designating rewards only to those willing to eat the Brussels sprouts and rutabagas, we impose standards that are "common" in the sense of "mediocre" instead of creating opportunities for real excellence.
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Sure, there are dull people who can get their kicks from their preoccupation with a dreary subject like rutabagas.
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However, the family of cruciferous foods, which is far bigger than many people realize, also includes Brussels sprouts, bok choy (Chinese cabbage), kale, broccoli rabe, turnips, rutabaga, radishes, arugula, watercress, mustard greens, and collard greens.
Chilly temperatures make turnip greens sweeter and enhance the crisp texture of turnip and rutabaga roots.
The rutabaga bits cook up tender and mellow, and the dish works as a quick dinner, a side, or for weekend brunch--it's especially good with soft poached eggs.
The chef in charge that day, Tom Egerton, had the brilliant idea of taking the toad-in-the-hole to tables in a wheeled trolley, where he dished up sausages baked in fluffy, crisp Yorkshire pudding batter, topped with onion gravy and a side portion of earthy, buttery mashed swede (a carrot-y root vegetable also known as rutabaga, and a British winter staple).
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Washed, fresh-cut and ready-to-cook, the line consists of collard, kale, turnip and mustard greens; sweet potatoes; yellow squash; yellow squash with zucchini; turnip root; and rutabaga.