shalgom (Meeteilon) [ Roman: shal.gom]
Contributed by: Mohen Naorem on 2009-04-04
1. Vegetables(Common Noun-Common) The turnip is a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, bulbous taproot. Small, tender, varieties are grown for human consumption, while larger varieties are grown as feed for livestock.The most common type of turnip is mostly white-skinned apart from the upper 1–6 centimeters, which protrude above the ground and are purple, red, or greenish wherever sunlight has fallen. This above-ground part develops from stem tissue, but is fused with the root. The interior flesh is entirely white. The entire root is roughly conical, but occasionally squircle in shape, about 5–20 centimeters in diameter, and lacks side roots. The taproot (the normal root below the swollen storage root) is thin and 10 centimeters or more in length; it is trimmed off before marketing. The leaves grow directly from the above-ground shoulder of the root, with little or no visible crown or neck (as found in rutabagas). গুৰিত আলু বঢ়া এবিধ বিদেশী পাচলি৷
English: Brassica rapa var. rapasci , turnip,
Assamese: চালগোম,
Bodo: मुला,
Meeteilon: shalgom