Definition of “beet” - English Dictionary

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“beet” in British 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. 

(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)