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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 inch thick.
New Vegetarian Dishes Mrs. Bowdich

The furniture and walls give a colour-impression as of greens and beetroot.
Hall-Marked and Others (From Six Short Plays) John Galsworthy

It was holding the road to Woumen, between the wall of the cemetery and a trench dug on the other side in a beetroot field.
Dixmude Charles Le Goffic

Turn it out, ornament with parsley, beetroot, and cut lemon.
Nelson’s Home Comforts Mary Hooper

Beyond the road the fields carry a heavy crop of beetroot, but there is here no great width of cultivated land.
Wounded and a Prisoner of War Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay

In the sugar-cane there is 18 per cent., and in the beetroot 10 per cent.
The Stock-Feeder’s Manual Charles Alexander Cameron

We now drove for miles right across the wide stretches of young wheat and land prepared for beetroot.
In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards

beetroot is also grown to a limited extent for the manufacture of sugar.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1 Various

The harvest, somewhat delayed for want of men and horses, drew to its close, and beetroot promised a splendid crop.
Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta

a variety of the beet plant, Beta vulgaris, that has a bulbous dark red root that may be eaten as a vegetable, in salads, or pickled
the root of this plant


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