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Swiss British & World English

Relating to Switzerland or its people

Brown Swiss British & World English

An animal of a brown breed of dairy cattle, originally bred in Switzerland

Swiss guard British & World English

Swiss mercenaries employed as a special guard, formerly by sovereigns of France, now only at the Vatican

Swiss roll British & World English

A cylindrical cake with a spiral cross section, made from a flat sponge cake spread with a filling such as jam and rolled up

Swiss cheese British & World English

Cheese from Switzerland, typically containing large holes

Swiss darning British & World English

A technique in which coloured stitches are sewn on to knitted garments to make patterns or motifs that seem to have been knitted

Swiss army knife British & World English

A penknife incorporating several blades and other tools such as scissors and screwdrivers

Swiss bank account British & World English

An account held at a bank in Switzerland, identified by a number rather than a name in order to preserve the client’s anonymity and security

Swiss cheese plant British & World English

A large monstera with perforated leaves (supposedly resembling the holes in a Swiss cheese), popularly grown as a houseplant while young, and with creamy arum-like spathes followed by pineapple-flavoured fruit when mature

Swiss Confederation British & World English

The confederation of cantons forming Switzerland

chard British & World English

A beet of a variety with broad edible white leaf stalks and green blades

Swiss chard in chard British & World English

A beet of a variety with broad edible white leaf stalks and green blades

arolla British & World English

A tall pine tree of the Alps and Carpathian Mountains, frequently planted in dense clumps as an avalanche break

Swiss army penknife in Swiss army knife British & World English

A penknife incorporating several blades and other tools such as scissors and screwdrivers

Swiss stone pine in arolla British & World English

A tall pine tree of the Alps and Carpathian Mountains, frequently planted in dense clumps as an avalanche break