Definition of beet
: a biennial garden plant (Beta vulgaris) of the goosefoot family that includes several cultivars (such 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 in a Sentence
I've planted carrots, parsnips, and beets in the garden.
Recent Examples of beet from the Web
The baked beets and the mac and cheese were the best sides, but save some room.
Onions, potatoes, beets, cauliflower, eggplant, even cabbage (for an awesome coleslaw), are all worth trying.
Red butter head lettuce, golden beets and radishes.
My favorite work was bunching beets alongside my mom.
The extra tanks will allow the brewery to expand its experimental offerings, the first of which — Pink Vapor Stew, a citrusy sour with beets, carrots and ginger — is now in cans.
Combine the beet juice, vinegar, sugar and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar and salt have dissolved.
Beets and radishes were selected for more practical reasons.
Beyond Meat’s burgers -- made with peas, coconut oil and beet juice (for the blood effect) -- have been available in Whole Foods Market Inc. stores since October, and the Safeway deal announced May 25 expanded distribution even further.
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Origin and Etymology of beet
Middle English bete, from Old English bēte, from Latin beta
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
BEET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beet for English Language Learners
: 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
BEET Defined for Kids
Definition of beet for Students
1 : a leafy plant with a thick juicy root that is used as a vegetable or as a source of sugar
2 : the root of a beet plant
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