American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See rutabaga.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native of Sweden, a kingdom of Europe which occupies the eastern part of the Scandinavian peninsula. Since 1814 it has been united with Norway under a common sovereign.
- n. [cap. or lowercase] A Swedish turnip.
- n. A cannon consisting of a thin metal tube wound around with rope and covered with leather. Such cannon are said to have carried about a quarter of the load of an iron cannon. They were introduced by the Swedes, and used until the battle of Leipsic.
- n. chiefly UK The fleshy yellow root of a variety of rape, Brassica napus, resembling a large turnip, grown as a vegetable.
- n. The plant from which this is obtained.
- n. Scotland, Ireland, Northern England The turnip.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A native or inhabitant of Sweden.
- n. (Bot.) A Swedish turnip. See under Turnip.
- n. the large yellow root of a rutabaga plant used as food
- n. a native or inhabitant of Sweden
- n. a cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow root
- From its introduction from Sweden. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Michel Gondry, the movie’s director, has now filmed a spoof (or as the characters in the movie call it – swede) of his own movie’s trailer, in the spirit of the characters in his movie.”
“I think a rutabaga is what, in England, we called a swede - yellowish, large root vegetable - good mashed with lots of butter.”
“Would scarce have pluck to sneak a swede from the mulls”
“He calls a wild cherry a "guigne;" he calls a swede turnip a "baygee," a gooseberry a”
“There are those who scorn the rutabega (alias "swede", in europe), or its relative, the turnip.”
“I also worked on the Produce Dept, and can state that lugging pallets stacked higher than one's own head height full of heavy items such as swede, and then putting them out with rotation of existing stock is a good way to exercise!”
“Baking Soda - if you search for 'swede' in Google Images it comes up with some pictures that might be helpful (though also shows some people from Sweden!).”
“is less about cinephiliac love for those films they 'swede' (, etc.), and more about their cinephiliac affect -- the feelings they generate in individuals and in communities.”
“Now, we settle for onions, runner beans, a few potatoes, sweetcorn, courgettes and pumpkins with a couple of rows of parsnip, swede and fennel.”
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