Definition of navew in English:

navew

Pronunciation /ˈneɪvjuː/

noun

rare
  • Rape, Brassica napus, either (more fully "†navew gentle") in the form grown for its sweet fleshy spindle-shaped root or (more fully "wild navew") in its supposedly wild form. Compare "navet", navette .

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Laurence Andrewe (fl. c1520–1530), printer and translator. From Middle French naveau from nef + -eau.