Definition of beet in English:

beet

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Pronunciation: /biːt
 
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noun

  • 1A herbaceous plant widely cultivated as a source of food for humans and livestock, and for processing into sugar. Some varieties are grown for their leaves and some for their swollen nutritious root.
    • Beta vulgaris, family Chenopodiaceae: several subspecies
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    • In agriculture the main products are meat and dairy, potatoes, sugar beets, barley, wheat, and turnips.
    • It also contained two to three times the sugar content of sugar cane or sugar beets - think sugared cereal for cows.
    • The main crops are wheat, corn, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, and wine grapes.
  • 1.1 North American term for beetroot.

Origin

Old English bēte, of West Germanic origin, from Latin beta, perhaps of Celtic origin; related to Dutch beet and German Bete.

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