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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Na·vew n.  Bot. A kind of small turnip, a variety of Brassica campestris. See Brassica. [Written also naphew.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rape, n.  Bot. A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a limited extent for the food of cage birds.
 Note:These plants, with the edible turnip, have been variously named, but are all now believed to be derived from the Brassica campestris of Europe, which by some is not considered distinct from the wild stock (Brassica oleracea) of the cabbage. See Cole.
 Broom rape. Bot. See Broom rape, in the Vocabulary.
 Rape cake, the refuse remaining after the oil has been expressed from the rape seed.
 Rape root. Same as Rape.
 Summer rape. Bot. See Colza.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tur·nip n.  Bot. The edible, fleshy, roundish, or somewhat conical, root of a cruciferous plant (Brassica campestris, var. Napus); also, the plant itself. [Formerly written also turnep.]
 Swedish turnip Bot., a kind of turnip. See Ruta-baga.
 Turnip flea Zool., a small flea-beetle (Haltica, striolata syn. Phyllotreta striolata), which feeds upon the turnip, and often seriously injures it.  It is black with a stripe of yellow on each elytron.  The name is also applied to several other small insects which are injurious to turnips. See Illust. under Flea-beetle.
 Turnip fly. Zool. (a) The turnip flea. (b) A two-winged fly (Anthomyia radicum) whose larvae live in the turnip root.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bras·si·ca prop. n.  Bot. A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the common cabbage (Brassica oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers, etc.; the wild turnip (Brassica campestris); the common turnip (Brassica rapa); the rape or coleseed (Brassica napus), etc.