swede

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Swede.
See also: Swede

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

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swede (plural swedes)

  1. (chiefly UK) The fleshy yellow root of a variety of rape, Brassica napus, resembling a large turnip, grown as a vegetable.
  2. The plant from which this is obtained.
  3. (Scotland, Ireland, Northern England) The turnip.

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