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Neep is a standard Scottish term for the ‘turnip’ or ‘swede’: bashed neeps, ‘puréed swede’, is a classic accompaniment to haggis. It is the same word as the second syllable of turnip, and comes ultimately from Latin nāpus (source also of French navet, ‘turnip’).

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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