Definition of “beet” - English Dictionary


“beet” in English

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beetnoun [ C or U ]

uk /biːt/ us /biːt/

also sugar beet a plant with a thick root, often fed to animals or used to make sugar

Examples from literature

  • All fruits and some vegetables, like sugar cane, corn, and beets, have natural sugar. 
  • A light, sandy soil is the best on which to grow beets to perfection, but any well-tilled garden land will raise satisfactory crops. 
  • Nitrogen is especially beneficial to beets. 
  • The beet grown from this seed contained more sugar to the square inch—or was it to the square root?—than any other kind of beet. 
  • They are cultivated exactly like beets. 
  • They found this out about beets: beets should not be transplanted. 

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

“beet” in American English

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beetnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈbit/

the small, round, dark red root of a plant, which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable

(Definition of “beet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)