Beet Definition

bēt
beets
noun
beets
A biennial Eurasian plant (Beta vulgaris) grown as a crop plant for its edible roots and leaves.
American Heritage
Any of a genus (Beta) of plants of the goosefoot family, with edible leaves and a thick, fleshy, white or red root.
Webster's New World
The swollen root of this plant eaten as a vegetable, typically having reddish flesh.
American Heritage
The root of any of these plants: some are eaten as a vegetable, some serve as a source of sugar, and some are used for fodder.
Webster's New World
The sugar beet.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Beet

Noun

Singular:
beet
Plural:
beets

Origin of Beet

  • From Middle English, from Old English bete, from Latin beta. Most likely of Celtic etymology.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English bete from Old English bēte from Latin bēta

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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