Definition of kohlrabi in English:


Syllabification: kohl·ra·bi
Pronunciation: /kōlˈräbē

noun (plural kohlrabies)

  • A cabbage of a variety with an edible turniplike swollen stem.
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    • The carrots, zucchini, and kohlrabi for the early meal's main casserole lay beside it.
    • The pale delicacy of marinated yellowtail is bolstered by a feisty trio of kohlrabi, radish, and mint.
    • Place the kohlrabi into a juicer and extract the liquid.


early 19th century: via German from Italian cavoli rape, plural of cavolo rapa, from medieval Latin caulorapa, from Latin caulis (see cole) + rapum, rapa 'turnip'; compare with French chou-rave.

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