Swede meaning

swēd
A native or inhabitant of Sweden.
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A person of Swedish ancestry.
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A person born or living in Sweden.
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(chiefly UK) The fleshy yellow root of a variety of rape, Brassica napus, resembling a large turnip, grown as a vegetable.
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The plant from which this is obtained.
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(Scotland, Ireland, Northern England) The turnip.
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A person from Sweden or of Swedish descent.
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Origin of swede

  • Low German (from Middle Low German Swēde) or Dutch Zweed (from Middle Dutch Swēde)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From its introduction from Sweden

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From late Middle Low German or early German Low German or Dutch Low Saxon.

    From Wiktionary