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
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
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
Swede, n. Etym: [Cf. G. Schwede.]
1. A native or inhabitant of Sweden.
Definition: A Swedish turnip. See under Turnip.
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition
3 December 2022
(adjective) standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything; “a freestanding bell tower”; “a house with a separate garage”
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