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  • n. Plural form of swede.

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Examples

  • Growing up in Britain, turnips where white and swedes were yellow - I liked them better than turnips - I suspect that what we called "swedes" - very often used as cattle food - were what in the US is called rutabagas. esperanza

    [jennifer rose] What Can't You Get in Mexico?

  • However, just to confuse matters, the Scots call swedes "neeps", and the Cornish also insist that they are filling their pasties with turnips, when in fact they are swedes.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • also known as swedes for some reason it's a close relative of the turnip but with yellowish-orange flesh and is usually six to eight inches in diameter.

    Soup & Sandwich

  • Today's vegetable recipe: Diced rutabaga (also called 'swedes') boiled, then finished in a glaze of butter, brown sugar, soy sauce and lemon juice.

    A Veggie Venture

  • Today's vegetable recipe: Diced rutabaga also called 'swedes' boiled, then finished in a glaze of butter, brown sugar, soy sauce and lemon juice.

    A Veggie Venture

  • He offered us -- with a polite gesture -- one of the "swedes" he was munching.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • Many scoffed at this as too whimsical, with video store clerks Mos Def and Jack Black reshooting in zero-budget / low tech "swedes" an entire erased VHS movie library, but I think director Michael Gondry snatched upon at least three touching themes:

    Awards Daily

  • a few threw in "swedes", and "parsnips" raised their pointy heads on more than one occasion.

    Life and style | guardian.co.uk

  • "Concentrate feeds are too expensive and most sheep farms lack good enough ground to grow crops such as swedes or turnips.

    FWi - All News

  • Then Tom stumbled on the hugest and softest nimblecomequick turnip you ever saw filling a hole in a crop of swedes, and it cried to him, “Can you tell me anything at all about anything you like?”

    The Water Babies

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  • I'm in the mood for some lovely creamy swedes tonight.

    February 10, 2014