There are 2 definitions of Swede in English:

Swede

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Pronunciation: /swiːd
 
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noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Sweden, or a person of Swedish descent.
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    • Over here there's a few Swedes and Finns discussing strategy in their native tongues.
    • The Swedes and Finns have been harvesting forest biomass to use as energy since the 1970s.
    • The competition for the purest vodka is now a two-horse race between the Swedes and the Finns.

Origin

from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch Swēde, probably from Old Norse Svíthjóth, from Svíar 'Swedes' + thjóth 'people'.

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There are 2 definitions of Swede in English:

swede

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Pronunciation: /swiːd
 
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noun

  • 1British A large, round yellow-fleshed root which is eaten as a vegetable. Also called rutabaga in North America.
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    • Thicken soups and casseroles with puréed vegetables such as potato, swedes, onions and carrots.
    • Root vegetables such as turnips, swedes and potatoes can last for months if kept in the dark.
    • Then parsnips, onions, carrots, swedes, chestnuts, haricot beans or split peas, a garlic clove.
  • 2The European plant of the cabbage family which produces the swede.
    • Brassica napus, family Cruciferae: ‘napobrassica’ group
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    • The company also produces bulb onions, parsnips, leeks, endives, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflowers, cabbage, swede and about five per cent of Britain's asparagus crop.
    • Farmers are experiencing buoyant demand for cauliflowers, sprouts and swedes as families shop for the freshest, top quality veg to accompany their roast turkey.
    • In contrast to California's current Spring bounty, all that is on offer at this time of year are apples, pears, cauliflower, leeks, carrots, purple sprouting, cabbages, swedes and a few sprouts.

Origin

early 19th century: from Swede, being first introduced into Scotland from Sweden in 1781–2.

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