noun \ˈbēt\

: a garden plant with thick leaves and a rounded red root

: the rounded red root of the beet plant that is eaten as a vegetable

Full Definition of BEET

:  a biennial garden plant (Beta vulgaris) of the goosefoot family that includes several cultivars (as Swiss chard and sugar beet) and that has thick edible leaves with long petioles and often swollen purplish-red roots; also :  its root used especially as a vegetable, as a source of sugar, or for forage

Examples of BEET

  1. I've planted carrots, parsnips, and beets in the garden.

Origin of BEET

Middle English bete, from Old English bēte, from Latin beta
First Known Use: before 12th century
BEET Defined for Kids


noun \ˈbēt\

Definition of BEET for Kids

:  a leafy plant with a thick juicy root that is used as a vegetable or as a source of sugar
:  the root of a beet plant
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