red as a beet
Definition of beet red
: red in the face especially from embarrassment When she realized her mistake, she turned beet red.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: its root used especially as a vegetable, as a source of sugar, or for forage
: of the color red
: having red as a distinguishing color
: flushed especially with anger or embarrassment
: a color whose hue resembles that of blood or of the ruby or is that of the long-wave extreme of the visible spectrum
: red clothing
: one that is of a red or reddish color: such as
: reduce; reduction
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up beet red? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).