beet

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noun \ ˈbēt \

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of beet

Middle English bete, from Old English bēte, from Latin beta



BEET Defined for English Language Learners

beet

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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

beet

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noun \ ˈbēt \

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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