Swede Swede, n. [Cf. G. Schwede.] 1. A native or inhabitant of Sweden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A Swedish turnip. See under {Turnip}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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