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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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* Rutabagas, also called Swede turnips, belong to the cruciferous vegetable family that is thought to have cancer-preventing properties.
One could likely spend hours stating at a large, round rutabaga and not come up with a single alternative use for it, and, in fact, the realm of possibilities is rather small.
They said that restoring the normal rutabaga function in the gamma lobe caused the flies to regain short-term memory, but not long-term memory.
Also sow parsnips and rutabagas, and begin planting cilantro, lettuce and radishes.
Recent botanical detective work discovered a hybridization occurred long ago between some forms of cabbage and turnip resulting in the new species, the rutabaga.
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The Facts: As a member of the cruciferous family, courtesy of its cabbage roots, the rutabaga may help cut cancer risk.
Scrub the potatoes and rutabaga. Make sure to cut the fries the same width or else some fries will be underdone.
Arrange 1/2 the rutabaga and potato sticks to cover bottom of dish in an even layer.
Add rutabagas; cover and steam until almost tender to bite, 6 to 8 minutes.
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