Definition of beet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//biːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːt//
    [countable, uncountable] Vegetables, Crops
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  1. 1a plant with a root that is used as a vegetable, especially for feeding animals or making sugar see also sugar beet See related entries: Vegetables, Crops
  2. 2(North American English) (British English beetroot) a plant with a round dark red root that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable See related entries: Vegetables
  3. Word OriginOld English bēte, of West Germanic origin, from Latin beta, perhaps of Celtic origin; related to Dutch beet and German Bete.
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