What vegetable got its name because
its shape made it look as though it had been turned on a lathe?
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According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word
turnip probably derives from the word
turn - because it looks like its has been
turned on a lathe and the Middle English nepe,
which means "turnip."
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