X-2 cry turnip

série: Howard the Duck
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: Série Noire
classement: carton131
date: 1976
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 20 €
critère: *
remarques: Howard the Duck no 2, serie 2415, March 1976

Howard the Duck, cry Turnip!
Duck confronted to the deadly space turnip
and this time he does not benefit of the help of Spider-Man
by Steve Gerber and Frank Brunner

the turnip or white turnip (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa)
is a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide
for its white, bulbous taproot
the word turnip is a compound of tur- as in turned/rounded on a lathe
and neep, derived from Latin napus,
small, tender varieties are grown for human consumption,
while larger varieties are grown as feed for livestock,
in the north of England, Scotland, and eastern Canada (Newfoundland),
turnip (or neep) often refers to rutabaga,
a larger, yellow root vegetable in the same genus (Brassica),
also known as swede (from "Swedish turnip")

n.b. a word also used to describe something stupid, boring
or just plain retarded, it can be used to call someone stupid
e.g. "You know that kid in biology class? He's such a turnip"
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