rutabaga, swede, swedish turnip, yellow turnip

(noun) the large yellow root of a rutabaga plant used as food


(noun) a native or inhabitant of Sweden

rutabaga, turnip cabbage, swede, Swedish turnip, rutabaga plant, Brassica napus napobrassica

(noun) a cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow root

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1

From the earlier term Swedish turnip, because the Swedes introduced the plant to the English in the 1700s.


swede (plural swedes)

(chiefly, British) The fleshy yellow root of a variety of rape, Brassica napus var. napobrassica, resembling a large turnip, grown as a vegetable.

The plant from which this is obtained.

(Scotland, Ireland, Northern England) The turnip.

(UK, slang) The head.


• (plant): rutabaga (US, Canada)

• (vegetable): rutabaga (US, Canada), neep (Scotland), yellow turnip (US), winter turnip

Etymology 2


swede (third-person singular simple present swedes, present participle sweding, simple past and past participle sweded)

To produce a low-budget remake of a film without the use of professional actors or filming techniques.


• sewed, weeds



Swede (plural Swedes)

A person from Sweden or of Swedish descent.

(historical) A member of an ancient North Germanic tribe that inhabited central Sweden


• sewed, weeds

Source: Wiktionary

Swede, n. Etym: [Cf. G. Schwede.]

1. A native or inhabitant of Sweden.

2. (Bot.)

Definition: A Swedish turnip. See under Turnip.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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