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
- Beethoven, ludwig van
beethoven, ludwig van Beethoven, Ludwig van [(bay-toh-vuhn)] A German composer of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, whose works spanned the classic and romantic musical traditions (see romanticism). Considered one of the greatest composers of all time, he is particularly well known for his Moonlight Sonata and other sonatas for piano; for his string […]
any of numerous insects of the order Coleoptera, characterized by hard, horny forewings that cover and protect the membranous flight wings. (loosely) any of various insects resembling the beetle, as a cockroach. Chiefly British. to move quickly; scurry: He beetled off to catch the train. a heavy hammering or ramming instrument, usually of wood, used […]