Meaning of “beetroot” in the English Dictionary

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beetrootnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈbiːt.ruːt/ us /ˈbiːt.ruːt/ UK US beet

Examples from literature

  • All round the house there was a garden, crammed with flowers, and potatoes, and beetroots, and cabbages. 
  • Garnish with beetroot and parsley. 
  • Outside was an enclosed garden with cabbages, peas, beans, beetroots, onions, garlic, leeks, lettuce, watercress, hops, herbs, nut trees for oil, some flowers, and a fish pond and well. 
  • Slice the eggs and beetroot, and arrange alternate slices of egg and beetroot round the base of the potato snow. 
  • You can colour the sauce red by adding a little beetroot, and make the sauce hot by adding a little grated horse- radish. 

(Definition of “beetroot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)