Etymology
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rutabaga (n.)

"Swedish turnip," 1799, from Swedish dialectal (West Götland) rotabagge, from rot "root" (from PIE root *wrād- "branch, root") + bagge "bag" (see bag (n.)). Slang meaning "dollar" is from 1940s.

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Definitions of rutabaga

rutabaga (n.)
the large yellow root of a rutabaga plant used as food;
Synonyms: swede / swedish turnip / yellow turnip
rutabaga (n.)
a cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow root;
Synonyms: turnip cabbage / swede / Swedish turnip / rutabaga plant / Brassica napus napobrassica
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