Main definitions of swede in English

: swede1Swede2

swede1

noun

  • British term for rutabaga
    • ‘Then parsnips, onions, carrots, swedes, chestnuts, haricot beans or split peas, a garlic clove.’
    • ‘Steam them for mash (butter, salt, maybe some fried onions on top) or add them to the vegetable basics of a stew (carrot, swede, celery and onion) and let their sweetness flavour the broth.’
    • ‘Thicken soups and casseroles with puréed vegetables such as potato, swedes, onions and carrots.’
    • ‘We picked potatoes, carrots, peas and swedes for the farmers, wild brambles and mushrooms for the pantry and rose hips for vitamin C syrup.’
    • ‘My colleague selected honey-glazed pork in garlic, together with roast potatoes, sprouts and diced swede, advertised at £3.65.’
    • ‘It comes into its own when mashed and mixed with carrot or swede.’
    • ‘Peel the celeriac and cut it into 0.5cm cubes, like a swede.’
    • ‘Terry's tamarind oxtail braised with dates and lychees came with Southland swede.’
    • ‘Not knowing how large our portions would be, we ordered side dishes of new potatoes and glazed carrots and swedes.’
    • ‘He consumes processed seeds such as wheat and soya; roots such as potatoes, turnips, and swedes; plus a wide variety of leaves from cabbages to spinach.’
    • ‘Finely dice the onion, and cut the potato and swede into 1cm pieces.’
    • ‘Some grass is grown on the farm for hay or silage, together with swede, turnip or kale for winter forage because grass growth declines drastically in the winter.’
    • ‘Steve Habgood was selling parsnips, artichokes, potatoes and swedes grown at Purton House Organic Farm.’
    • ‘The dish of vegetables that accompanied our meal was generous, too: roasted and boiled potatoes, swede, green beans, carrots and mange-tout: all freshly cooked and all managing to retain their flavour.’
    • ‘Root vegetables such as turnips, swedes and potatoes can last for months if kept in the dark.’
    • ‘Sarah had kedgeree which looked gorgeous but I didn't taste it, and Peter had pot-roasted lamb with swede.’
    • ‘All the main courses came with vegetables, on this occasion garden peas, sugar snap peas, swede batons and new potatoes.’
    • ‘I'll be eating turkey, Brussel sprouts, swedes, potatoes, gravy and a couple of glasses of wine and a glass of beer.’
    • ‘A modest blob of piping hot swede holds the heat for ages and is brilliant for making sure the plate and the meat stay warm to the table.’
    • ‘My lamb was excellent, the meat tasty and perfectly-cooked, on a bed of couscous with chunks of veg including swede and peppers, again perfectly-done, mixed in with it.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Swede, being first introduced into Scotland from Sweden in 1781–2.

Pronunciation

swede

/swid//swēd/

Main definitions of swede in English

: swede1Swede2

Swede2

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Sweden, or a person of Swedish descent.

    • ‘Danes and Swedes are among the greatest enthusiasts for plaice, and the former at least prefer to buy their plaice alive.’
    • ‘A Swedish man made history yesterday as the first Swede charged with file sharing.’
    • ‘We are a six-man team up against the Swiss, Austrians, Swedes and Italians among others.’
    • ‘Payne was the sole British player on a leaderboard entirely dominated by Swedes.’
    • ‘Language is not a barrier either, as most Swedes and Danes speak very good English.’
    • ‘Over here there's a few Swedes and Finns discussing strategy in their native tongues.’
    • ‘Since the Swede's command of the national team it has enjoyed a fair modicum of success, but only results-wise.’
    • ‘If they go on preaching this doctrine, the Germans will get a bomb, then the Swedes, then the Israelis.’
    • ‘The Spanish, Swedes, Danes and Italians are also expected to back the proposals.’
    • ‘The competition for the purest vodka is now a two-horse race between the Swedes and the Finns.’
    • ‘The British, Dutch and Swedes were all firmly opposed to starting talks now.’
    • ‘To an outsider it seems self-evident which way the Danes and the Swedes must vote in their referenda.’
    • ‘You have to think that a team made up of Swedes, Spaniards and all the rest is fairly diverse in terms of temperament and personality.’
    • ‘The Swedes and Finns have been harvesting forest biomass to use as energy since the 1970s.’
    • ‘The Danes and the Swedes are picking up the bills for their royals while they are here.’
    • ‘Wouldn't it be great if the Swedes or the Czechs or the Slovaks had to knock us off our style of game for them to have any chance of beating us?’
    • ‘As a consequence, the Swedish Rally is the only remaining event that has yet to be won by anyone but a Swede or a Finn.’
    • ‘Do you realize that among the dead and missing are 20,000 Swedes and over 3,000 Americans?’
    • ‘Wearing a wad of knee strapping that an Egyptian mummy would consider excessive, the Swede was not to be properly tested.’
    • ‘On the scorched earth at Wimbledon, the progress of a young Swede had enthralled the nation.’

Origin

From Middle Low German and Middle Dutch Swēde, probably from Old Norse Svíthjóth, from Svíar ‘Swedes’ + thjóth ‘people’.

Pronunciation

Swede

/swēd//swid/