Part of speech: noun
Origin: Middle English, pre-12th century
(Scottish, Northern English) A turnip.
Examples of Neep in a sentence
"Joanna made a creamy neep soup."
"Cedric has perfected the art of growing neeps."
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This word stems from the Middle English “nepe,” from the Old English “nǣp.” This comes from the Latin “napus,” meaning “turnip.”
Did you Know?
In Scotland a turnip is called a “neep,” but sometimes so is a rutabaga (which is also called a “swede”). “Neeps and tatties” is a traditional Scottish dish made of mashed neeps and mashed potatoes. It’s usually eaten as a side dish to haggis during Burns Night Supper, which marks the anniversary of Scottish poet Robert Burns’ birth on January 25.