beet·​root | \ ˈbēt-ˌrüt How to pronounce beetroot (audio) \

Definition of beetroot

chiefly British
: a beet grown for its edible usually red root also : the root

Examples of beetroot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peter Glazebrook, seen here holding a beetroot, has the current Guinness World Record for a potato. Jennifer Calfas, WSJ, 16 Mar. 2022 His take on a classic Spanish stew featured a deconstructed mosaic of cauliflower mousse, beetroot foam, tomato purée and peach water ice. Emily Bobrow, WSJ, 18 Feb. 2022 An initial fresh waft of green apples, bananas, and pancakes descends into rooibos tea, corn flakes, and cooked beetroot. Felipe Schrieberg, Forbes, 30 Jan. 2022 The evidence for caffeine is impressive; that for nitrate/beetroot less so. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 18 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, Roessler has learned to appreciate Russian cooking, especially Kolodkin's borscht -- a type of beetroot soup. Francesca Street, CNN, 28 Dec. 2021 These materials include soy and pea protein, as well as beetroot. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 5 Dec. 2021 The Sovereign is our region’s representative, and opens its doors at 10 a.m. to serve a selection of rare Cantillon bottles and drafts, including the 2020 Zwanze, made with beetroot. Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2020 The bar for any new blue is high, says Erick Leite Bastos, a chemist at the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, who is working on developing a blue dye derived from beetroot. Kai Kupferschmidt, Science | AAAS, 9 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of beetroot

1579, in the meaning defined above

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30 Mar 2022

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“Beetroot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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