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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kohl-rah-bee, -rab-ee, kohl-rah-bee, -rab-ee]
    • /koʊlˈrɑ bi, -ˈræb i, ˈkoʊlˌrɑ bi, -ˌræb i/
    • /ˌkəʊl.ˈrɑː.bi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kohl-rah-bee, -rab-ee, kohl-rah-bee, -rab-ee]
    • /koʊlˈrɑ bi, -ˈræb i, ˈkoʊlˌrɑ bi, -ˌræb i/

Definitions of kohlrabi word

  • noun plural kohlrabi a cultivated cabbage, Brassica oleracea gongylodes, whose stem above ground swells into an edible, bulblike formation. 1
  • noun kohlrabi A cabbage of a variety with an edible turniplike swollen stem. 1
  • noun kohlrabi variety of cabbage 1
  • variable noun kohlrabi Kohlrabi is a green vegetable that has a round ball of leaves like a cabbage. It has a thick stem that you boil in water before eating. 0
  • noun kohlrabi a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea caulorapa (or gongylodes), whose thickened stem is eaten as a vegetable 0
  • noun kohlrabi a garden vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes) of the crucifer family, similar to cabbage: the edible part is a bulbous portion of the stem just above the ground 0

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Origin of kohlrabi

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
1800-10; < German < Italian cavolrape (plural of cavolrapa literally, stalk or cabbage turnip), with German Kohl cabbage for Italian cavol-. See cole, rape2

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kohlrabi popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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