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beet

 (bēt)
n.
1. A biennial Eurasian plant (Beta vulgaris) grown as a crop plant for its edible roots and leaves.
2. The swollen root of this plant eaten as a vegetable, typically having reddish flesh.
3. The sugar beet.

[Middle English bete, from Old English bēte, from Latin bēta.]

beet

(biːt)
n
1. (Plants) any chenopodiaceous plant of the genus Beta, esp the Eurasian species B. vulgaris, widely cultivated in such varieties as the sugar beet, mangelwurzel, beetroot, and spinach beet. See also chard
2. (Plants) the leaves of any of several varieties of this plant, which are cooked and eaten as a vegetable
3. (Plants) red beet the US name for beetroot
[Old English bēte, from Latin bēta]

beet

(bit)

n.
1. any of various biennial plants of the genus Beta, of the goosefoot family, esp. B. vulgaris, having a fleshy red or white root and dark-green red-veined leaves.
2. the edible root of such a plant.
[before 1000; Middle English bete, Old English bēte < Latin bēta]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beet - biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible rootbeet - biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop
genus Beta, Beta - beets
beetroot, Beta vulgaris rubra - beet having a massively swollen red root; widely grown for human consumption
Beta vulgaris cicla, chard, chard plant, leaf beet, spinach beet, Swiss chard - beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its edible leaves and stalks
Beta vulgaris vulgaris, mangel-wurzel, mangold, mangold-wurzel - beet with a large yellowish root; grown chiefly as cattle feed
sugar beet - form of the common beet having a sweet white root from which sugar is obtained
vegetable - any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
2.beet - round red root vegetablebeet - round red root vegetable    
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
sugar beet - white-rooted beet grown as a source of sugar
mangel-wurzel - cultivated as feed for livestock
beetroot, Beta vulgaris rubra - beet having a massively swollen red root; widely grown for human consumption
Translations
červená řepacviklařepa
rødbede
peet
punajuuripunajuurikasjuurikas
ciklarepa
céklarépa
ビートルート
비트 뿌리
napsfeclă
cvikla
pesa
rödbeta
หัวบีตรูต
củ cải đường

beet

[biːt]
A. N
1. (= crop) → remolacha f forrajera
2. (US) = beetroot
B. CPD beet sugar Nazúcar m de remolacha

beet

[ˈbiːt]
n
(= vegetable) → betterave f beet sugar
(US) (also red beet) → betterave f (potagère)

beet

nRübe f, → Bete f (form)

beet

:
beetroot
nRote Bete or Rübe
beet sugar
nRübenzucker m

beet

[biːt] nbarbabietola

beet

بَنْجَر červená řepa rødbede Rote Beete παντζάρι remolacha punajuuri betterave cikla barbabietola rossa ビートルート 비트 뿌리 rode biet rødbete burak (ćwikłowy) beterraba свекла rödbeta หัวบีตรูต pancar củ cải đường 甜菜根

beet

n. remolacha.
References in classic literature ?
It was strange, too, to observe how the earth, out of which they had so lately grown, was incrusted, here and there, on their bright breastplates, and even, begrimed their faces; just as you may have seen it clinging to beets and carrots, when pulled out of their native soil.
I saw that I could easily raise my bushel or two of rye and Indian corn, for the former will grow on the poorest land, and the latter does not require the best, and grind them in a hand-mill, and so do without rice and pork; and if I must have some concentrated sweet, I found by experiment that I could make a very good molasses either of pumpkins or beets, and I knew that I needed only to set out a few maples to obtain it more easily still, and while these were growing I could use various substitutes beside those which I have named.
After that the Earl spied repugnance, and saw that he could not come to his purpose by fair means, he commanded his cooks to prepare the banquet: and so first they flayed the sheep, that is, they took off the Abbot's cloathes even to his skin, and next they bound him to the chimney his legs to the one end, and his arms to the other; and so they began to beet [i.
She has heard that you are an excellent professor, and as she wishes to get the very beet masters for her school (car Zoraide fait tout comme une reine, c'est une veritable maitresse-femme), she has commissioned me to step over this afternoon, and sound Madame Pelet as to the possibility of engaging you.
But it is not necessary this moment; let us live them together for a leetle beet.
Ah got not one leetle beet hunch," he regretfully tossed his hand into the discards.
But Ruby Gillis says she saw him writing something on her slate and when Prissy read it she blushed as red as a beet and giggled; and Ruby Gillis says she doesn't believe it had anything to do with the lesson.
I just swept her a look of freezing scorn and she got as red as a beet and spelled it wrong after all.
Uncle Roger had never done such a thing in his life and he turned as red as a beet and looked down and muttered, 'E-r-r, please excuse me--I--I'm not accustomed to doing that.
Some seeds of the oat, wheat, millet, canary, hemp, clover, and beet germinated after having been from twelve to twenty-one hours in the stomachs of different birds of prey; and two seeds of beet grew after having been thus retained for two days and fourteen hours.
Tenders are invited for Carrots early harvest in 2016, carrot harvest in 2015, carrot harvest 2016, the beets early harvest 2016 beet harvest 2015 beet harvest in 2016, onion harvest 2015 onion crop 2016 green onion harvest in 2016 garlic harvest 2015 harvest garlic 2016
For a Greek-inspired relish, chop and toss the beets with marinated artichoke hearts and olives.