|Scientific term||Brassica rapa rapa||Brassica napus or B. napobrassica||Pachyrhizus|
|Southern England, most Commonwealth countries||turnip||swede (from "swedish turnip")||yam|
|Scotland, North East England, Ireland, the Isle of Man,||swede or white turnip||turnip, yellow turnip or "neep"||yam|
|Cornwall||swede or white turnip||turnip|
|United States, South Yorkshire||turnip||rutabaga or yellow turnip||jicama|
|Malaysia, Singapore, and Philippines||turnip|
|also called||white turnip or summer turnip||yellow turnip or winter turnip||sweet turnip|
Brassica napus and B. napobrassica are called swedes (a shortening of Swedish turnip) in England, especially in the South, and in most dialects of the Commonwealth. Rutabaga, from the Swedish rotabagga, for "root bag" is mostly used in North America, in the United States and some parts of Canada. The rutabaga or swede differs from the turnip (Brassica rapa) in that it is typically larger and yellow-orange rather than white. In the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and Atlantic Canada, the yellow-fleshed variety are referred to as "Turnips" (Since the majority of early settlers came from England, Ireland and Scotland and brought the name turnip with them.) whilst the white-fleshed variety are called "White Turnips" to differentiate the two.
However, in some dialects of British English the two vegetables have overlapping or reversed names. In the north of England and Scotland, the larger, yellow rutabagas are called neeps or swede from folk etymology, while the smaller white turnips are called turnips. In the North East of England where Geordies & Mackem's quite correctly refer to the larger purple vegetable with the yellow flesh as a turnip, and the small white root as a swede. The yellow-fleshed swedes are known as "narkies" in Sunderland, and in past years used to be hollowed out and used as lanterns at Halloween.
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Kohlrabi is also called German turnip, turnip cabbage or cabbage turnip, although there the stem, not the root, is the enlarged part.