any of various biennial plants belonging to the genus Beta, of the amaranth family, especially B. vulgaris, having a fleshy red or white root.
Compare sugar beet.
the edible root of such a plant.
the leaves of such a plant, served as a salad or cooked vegetable.
The beet itself makes one of the best feeds for milch cows, and is excellent for other domestic animals.
The Vegetable Garden Anonymous
No, I would let it go, and ask him for burdock or beet, as the case might be.
Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 6. Josiah Allen’s Wife (Marietta Holley)
The first is obtained from the sugar-cane, the sap of maple trees, and from the beet root.
Science in the Kitchen. Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
What can you say of the comparative value of cane and beet sugar?
Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value Harry Snyder
You must have a couple of hundred acres of beet at least, to begin with.
Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
A little further on we came to small holes dug in the beet field.
The Red Watch J. A. Currie
The beet grown from this seed contained more sugar to the square inch—or was it to the square root?
Notes on Life and Letters Joseph Conrad
During all this time the bird must have nothing but beet juice to drink.
The Natural History of Cage Birds J. M. Bechstein
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
It seems that “plants” come from beet roots as well as from beet seed.
Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets Various
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
the leaves of any of several varieties of this plant, which are cooked and eaten as a vegetable
red beet, the US name for beetroot
Old English bete “beet, beetroot,” from Latin beta, said to be of Celtic origin. Common in Old English, then lost till c.1400. Still usually spoken of in plural in U.S. A general West Germanic borrowing, cf. Old Frisian bete, Middle Dutch bete, Old High German bieza, German Beete.
- Beet armyworm
the caterpillar of a noctuid moth, Laphygma exigua, a pest of beets, asparagus, corn, cotton, peas, and peppers.
Ludwig van [van;; German fuh n] /væn;; German fən/ (Show IPA), 1770–1827, German composer. Contemporary Examples In the chaos of evacuation, the question of whether or not Beethoven should be allowed to go to Vienna paled somewhat. Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer John Suchet January 25, 2014 And everything that […]
- Beet leafhopper
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 […]