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Definition of "beet" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beet" in a sentence
  • "Therefore, Wiggs kept the word beet to himself, fine and private, despite his sensitivity to Priscilla's burning curiosity about the comettailed vegetable that had extended its crimson orbit into her atmosphere."
  • "And yet ever so simple, just hard-boiled eggs soaked overnight in beet juice."
  • "In addition, a minimum pricing system run by the CAP [Common Agricultural Policy] guarantees that sugar made from his beet is bought for at least three times more than world prices."