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 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 The lunch and dinner table always had lots of garden-fresh salads, tomatoes, pickled beetroot and home-made salad dressing. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Fried beetroot provides a different kind of sweetness. Felipe Schrieberg, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 To make the cure, mix the sugar, salt, grated beetroot, lemon zest and needles together. Lindsay Campbell, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Dec. 2020 Carrots and cucumbers work well and add beetroot (beets) for some extra colour. Lindsay Campbell, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Dec. 2020 In 2019, Nimisha Raja’s Brexit headache was a 24-tonne mountain of beetroot. Lucy Meakin,, 22 Dec. 2020 Various lattes are made with spirulina and lavender; turmeric and cinnamon; and raspberry and beetroot. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Dec. 2020 The first finds ways to use less sugar to create small batches of jams with offbeat flavor combinations such as strawberry, chipotle and fig, while the second blends its honeys with other superfoods like bee pollen and beetroot powder. New York Times, 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of beetroot

1579, in the meaning defined above

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“Beetroot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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