a leafhopper, Circulifer tenellus, of the western U.S., a vector of curly top disease, especially in beets.
beet (def 2). Contemporary Examples After just a few seconds, Harry was wheezing and gasping for breath as he turned an unlikely shade of beetroot. Prince Harry Has a Hard Time in a Simulated Mountain Climb Tom Sykes February 11, 2012 Historical Examples Peel the beetroot, and cut into slices about a quarter of an […]
- Beetroot purple
a deep purple-red; a purple pigment derived from beets.
- Beet sugar
sugar from the roots of the sugar beet. Compare sugar (def 1). Historical Examples The popular impression to the contrary probably comes from the use of beet sugar that has been imperfectly purified. Candy-Making Revolutionized Mary Elizabeth Hall What can you say of the comparative value of cane and beet sugar? Human Foods and Their […]
noun (pl) -flies a muscid fly, Pegomyia hyoscyami: a common pest of beets and mangel-wurzels Also called mangold fly