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See also: Swede
From the earlier term Swedish turnip, because the Swedes introduced the plant to the English in the 1700s.
swede (plural swedes)
- (chiefly Britain) 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.
- 2005, The Spectator, volume 299, page 49:
- Gotta be so careful nowadays; local copper's no problem but the cow from the council done me 'cos this almost brained a punter when it fell on his swede.
- (plant): rutabaga (US, Canada)
- (vegetable): rutabaga (US, Canada), neep (Scotland), yellow turnip (US), winter turnip
yellow root of Brassica napus — see rutabaga
plant — see rutabaga
turnip — see turnip
- To produce a low-budget remake of a film without the use of professional actors or filming techniques.
- 2008, “The Five Most Awesomely Sweded Movies”, in Esquire:
- Chances are you've sweded something before without even knowing it.
- 2014, The Guardian, Sweded movies: the end of Hollywood as we know it?:
- Luke Skywalker, Indiana Jones and John Rambo are this era's King Arthur, Beowulf and Robin Hood – and sweding represents a playful and heartfelt engagement with their myths.