English version

swede

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, Plants
swedeswede /swiːd/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 British EnglishDFHBP a round yellow vegetable that grows under the ground syn rutabaga American English
Examples from the Corpus
swede• Today's main dish was cabbage and swede stew with dumplings.• I have occasionally grown a field of kale and swedes in alternating six-row bouts for strip grazing.• Their favourites are sugar beet, turnips and swedes where these are still available.• A member of the Brassica family, it requires the same fine, neutral, humus-rich seed-bed as swedes.• Always choose a bright swede over a dull one.• One family in the Borders was growing 7.5 ha of swedes for human consumption.• A girl pulling swedes in a field senses the shadow of parachutes and gapes up, knees braced and hair tangling.• All these crops are for feeding the farm stock, the swedes often being grazed insitu during the winter.
Related topics: Nationality & race
SwedeSwede noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SANsomeone from Sweden
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