• WordNet 3.6
    • n swede the large yellow root of a rutabaga plant used as food
    • n Swede a native or inhabitant of Sweden
    • n swede a cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow root
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Per capita, the Irish eat more chocolate than Americans, Swedes, Danes, French, and Italians.
    • Swede A native or inhabitant of Sweden.
    • Swede (Bot) A Swedish turnip. See under Turnip.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: While many treaties have been signed at or near Paris, France (including many after WWI and WWII), nine are actually known as the "Treaty of Paris": Seven Years' War (1763), American Revolutionary War (1783), French-Swede War (1810), France vs Sixth Coalition (1814), Battle of Waterloo (1815), Crimean War (1856), Spanish-American War (1898), union of Bessarabia and Romania (1920), establishment of European Coal and Steel Community (1951).
    • n swede A native of Sweden, a kingdom of Europe which occupies the eastern part of the Scandinavian peninsula. Since 1814 it has been united with Norway under a common sovereign.
    • n swede [cap. or lowercase] A Swedish turnip.
    • n swede A cannon consisting of a thin metal tube wound around with rope and covered with leather. Such cannon are said to have carried about a quarter of the load of an iron cannon. They were introduced by the Swedes, and used until the battle of Leipsic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Swede swēd a native of Sweden; a Swedish turnip
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. G. Schwede,


In literature:

"Luther and the Reformation:" by Joseph A. Seiss
Stutter yere is a-takin' up with Greasers, an' Mike with Swedes.
"Beth Norvell" by Randall Parrish
The Swede was again coming up the bank.
"Under Handicap" by Jackson Gregory
The Swede brandished his long arms, he shouted, others echoed him.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
And what is it you are doing here, as a Swede, at all?
"A Jacobite Exile" by G. A. Henty
Not quite a hundred years after the time of Sir Philip Sidney there was a war between the Swedes and the Danes.
"Fifty Famous Stories Retold" by James Baldwin
You can read up the Swedes in the original.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)" by Various
The Swede did not bother to investigate in detail the food and water supply.
"Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne
The Christmas fish is to the Swede what the Christmas roast-beef is to the Englishman, an indispensable adjunct of the festival.
"Yule-Tide in Many Lands" by Mary P. Pringle and Clara A. Urann
Olie, I at once told myself, was a Swede.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
Whether they were Saxons, Imperialists, or Swedes, I do not know.
"The Young Carpenters of Freiberg" by Anonymous
I'm a Swede, all right!
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower
All about me are Swedes, who have taken farms and are getting rich.
"Aliens or Americans?" by Howard B. Grose
That very night the two Swedes broke into the shop.
"Golden Stories" by Various
The brothers are once spoken of as "Swedes," for what reason does not appear.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
Here also may be mentioned the Swedes, amounting to 286,000.
"Russia" by Various
The struggle of the Swedes for freedom continued for some seventy-five years and was finally accomplished in 1523.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
In those days King Olaf the Swede, son of King Eric the Victorious, and Sigrid the High-counselled, daughter of Skogul Tosti, ruled over Sweden.
"The Story Of Gunnlaug The Worm-Tongue And Raven The Skald" by Anonymous
The Swedes came to Delaware Bay.
"Stories of New Jersey" by Frank Richard Stockton
The Swedes have given them this name because they are in full blossom in May.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton

In poetry:

To our homes and household altars
We, in turn, thy steps would lead,
As thy loving hand has led us
O'er the threshold of the Swede.
"To Fredrika Bremer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Leaping late and early,
Till under their bite and their tread
The swedes and the wheat and the barley
Lay cankered and trampled and dead.
"The Bad Squire" by Charles Kingsley
Come, live with us and be our cook,
And we will all the whimsies brook
That German, Irish, Swede, and Slav
And all the dear domestics have.
"Help" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Some things they did I will not tell.
They're not quite proper for a rhyme.
But I will say Yim Yonson Swede
Did sure invent a sunflower time.
"When Gassy Thompson Struck It Rich" by Vachel Lindsay
One morn, in hills near Cripple-creek
With cheerful swears the two awoke.
The Swede had twenty cents, all right.
But Gassy Thompson was clean broke.
"When Gassy Thompson Struck It Rich" by Vachel Lindsay
"These soft Danes and Swedes," said the King,
"At home with their wives had better stay,
Than come within reach of my Serpent's sting:
But where Eric the Norseman leads
Heroic deeds
Will be done to-day!"
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIX. -- King Olaf's War-" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

COMMERCE CITY — She was a Swede coaching an American team and the language barrier was, at times, a difficult bridge.
The Swedes Inn, 1301 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, is hosting an "Elegant Picnic ," a six-course wine dinner headlining fresh fruits and vegetables from local South Jersey farms, on Thursday and Friday, July 19th & 20th, at 7:00 p.m.
2012 was best-ever for Swede volleyball.
During a hot run on a challenging course at Lakeside Country Club for the Lexington Invite last week, the Swede girls found a way to finish within just a few runners of each other.
" Swede Fest" Celebrates Low Budget Film Remakes in Video.
Much as the Swedes are credited with tech-loving forward thinking, they also embrace a timeless vernacular of simple lines and indigenous materials that read just as well in 2007 as they did at the Stockholm Exhibition of 1897.
Ervin " Swede " Schubert, age 92, of Harding, MN, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the Pierz Villa in Pierz, MN.
A man was knocked unconscious during a fight on Swede Alley last weekend, the Park City Police Department, describing a confrontation that started in a nightclub and spilled into the street.
SANBORNTON — The first ever Swede Fest Film Festival in New England is scheduled to be held on the campus of Sant Bani School this May.
Swede Fest is the only film festival dedicated to "sweded" films.
A hardy band of 24 Swedes , Finns and Dutchmen, with one black Caribbean freedman, set sail for the New World on the last day of 1637.
Another Swede Killing it in Hollywood.
Celebrate the Season like a Swede .
The festival happening Aug 3 is dedicated to swedes : no-budget remakes of popular movies created by the public and that are up to three minutes long.
And the worse the swedes are, the better.

In science:

This is the dark Swedes’ problem: even dark Swedes should probably be tall.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems