common beet


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Noun1.common beet - biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible rootcommon beet - 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
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On the outside, a Chioggia (kee-oh-jah) looks like any common beet.