- noun a vegetable (brassica rutabaga) with an swollen root. An important forage crop, it is grown for feeding sheep and cattle, either in the field or as winter feed for housed livestock. Swedes have a slightly higher feeding value and keep better than turnips, so they are often lifted and clamped.
- The large swollen spinning-top shaped root of a brassica Brassica napus (Napobrassica Group), with purple skin and dense yellow flesh weighing up to 1.5 kg. Used as a vegetable in the same way as carrots and turnips and also as animal feed.