[kohl-rah-bee, -rab-ee, kohl-rah-bee, -rab-ee] /koʊlˈrɑ bi, -ˈræb i, ˈkoʊlˌrɑ bi, -ˌræb i/

noun, plural kohlrabies.
a cultivated cabbage, Brassica oleracea gongylodes, whose stem above ground swells into an edible, bulblike formation.
noun (pl) -bies
a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea caulorapa (or gongylodes), whose thickened stem is eaten as a vegetable Also called turnip cabbage

also kohl-rabi, kohl rabi, kind of cabbage, 1807, from German Kohlrabi (16c.), from Italian cavoli rape, plural of cavolo rapo “cole-rape;” see cole + rape (n.2). Form influenced in German by German kohl “cabbage.”


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