- a person born or living in Sweden
Origin of Swedefrom Swedish turnip[s-]Chiefly Brit. rutabaga
Origin of swedeFrom its introduction from Sweden
- A native or inhabitant of Sweden.
- A person of Swedish ancestry.
Origin of SwedeLow German ( from Middle Low German Swēde ) or Dutch Zweed ( from Middle Dutch Swēde )
From the earlier term Swedish turnip, because the Swedes introduced the plant to the English in the 1700s.
- A person from Sweden or of Swedish descent.
From late Middle Low German or early German Low German or Dutch Low Saxon.