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Definition of neep in English:


Scottish & Northern English
A turnip: haggis and neeps
More example sentences
  • One well-known dish in which they have a prominent part is the Scottish neep purry or bashed neeps which are traditionally served with haggis.
  • Granny Lean's Cornish pasties contained layers of carrots, neeps, potatoes and onions.
  • They were followed by Scotch broth, venison casserole, haggis with neeps and tatties, farmhouse cheese and oatcakes, roast lamb, clootie dumplings and baked salmon.


Old English nǣp, from Latin napus.

  • parsnip from Late Middle English:

    Parsnip is from Old French pasnaie, from Latin pastinaca, which is related to pastinare ‘dig and trench the ground’. The change in the ending was due to association with neep, a Scots and northern English word for ‘turnip’ (Old English, from Latin napus). The form turnip appeared M16th, but the origin of the first syllable is not known.

Words that rhyme with neep

asleep, beep, bleep, cheap, cheep, creep, deep, heap, Jeep, keep, leap, neap, peep, reap, seep, sheep, skin-deep, sleep, steep, Streep, sweep, veep, weep
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