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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
sugar beet
▪ A lot of sugar beet, I think.
▪ It had been delivering sugar beet to Erfurt and was heading back to the farm.
▪ The authors seemed puzzled that so few Sioux were interested in raising sugar beets or working in a house-trailer factory.
▪ Crawley will compare the ecology of engineered and conventional varieties of three crops: potatoes, oilseed rape and sugar beet.
▪ Halcyon and Regina are the winter barleys with Optic put in after late-lifted sugar beet.
▪ That field next to you's down to sugar beet this year.
▪ Between the two, there's a warm goat cheese croquette with beet tartare, oysters Rockefeller, and other seductive offerings.
▪ Celery root and celery stalks are both edible, as are beets and beet greens.
▪ Cereals and sugar beet, on the other hand, ripen well in such conditions.
▪ Crawley will compare the ecology of engineered and conventional varieties of three crops: potatoes, oilseed rape and sugar beet.
▪ For small early beets, sow small pots with 2-3 capsules and plant out seedling clusters unthinned.
▪ It had been delivering sugar beet to Erfurt and was heading back to the farm.
▪ Nineteen PACs run by cane and beet sugar growers gave $ 846, 823.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Beet \Beet\ (b[=e]t), n. [AS. bete, from L. beta.]

  1. (Bot.) A biennial plant of the genus Beta, which produces an edible root the first year and seed the second year.

  2. The root of plants of the genus Beta, different species and varieties of which are used for the table, for feeding stock, or in making sugar.

    Note: There are many varieties of the common beet ( Beta vulgaris). The Old ``white beet'', cultivated for its edible leafstalks, is a distinct species ( Beta Cicla).

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English bete "beet, beetroot," from Latin beta, said to be of Celtic origin. Common in Old English, then lost till c.1400. Still usually spoken of in plural in U.S. A general West Germanic borrowing, cognates: Old Frisian bete, Middle Dutch bete, Old High German bieza, German Beete.


n. 1 (context singulare tantum sometimes definite English) ''Beta vulgaris'', a plant with a swollen root which is eaten or used to make sugar. 2 (context countable English) An individual plant (gloss: organism) of that species. 3 (context countable English) A swollen root of such a plant.

  1. n. biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop [syn: common beet, Beta vulgaris]

  2. round red root vegetable [syn: beetroot]

Beet (album)

Beet is the second full-length album by Chicago, Illinois rock band Eleventh Dream Day and their first on a major label, Atlantic Records.

Beet (disambiguation)

Beet is the common name of the plant species Beta vulgaris.

Beet may also refer to:

Usage examples of "beet".

Add quartered, cooked artichoke hearts or coarsely sliced beets along with the squid.

Have carrots cut in small cubes or straws, turnips and beet root the same, green string beans cut in small pieces, asparagus and peas, all cooked separately until tender.

Decorate the space above with slices of potato and beet cut in diamonds, and surround the base with light-green aspic cut in diamonds.

Wat hielp het den Hamster, dat hij blazend naar den Egel beet: hij verwondde zich eenvoudig den bek aan de stekels, zoodat het bloed er uit druppelde, en kreeg intusschen zoovele stooten met den stekelhelm tusschen de ribben en zoovele beten in de pooten, dat hij bezweken zou zijn, als ik hem niet het leven had gered.

Delia had the night shift, where she was paired with Roy Joyce, a fellow who raised sugar beets over in the valley and came out for the lambing season every year.

Lavoisier to the Committee in 1788 he described the results of ten years of hard labor on his model farm at Fre-chines, where he spent three years attempting to create lucerne meadows before switching more successfully to clover and sainfoin, and introducing the potato and field beets.

Steranko and Siphoner, dressed today in a two-piece funsuit the color of pickled beets.

Woven trays of tava bread, roasted peppers, onions, long beans, cabbage, cucumber and beets, bowls of stewed meats, fish, and chicken, as well as platters of boar and venison, were carried by young women from the cook fires to people gathered at various shelters.

Her teeny face was still and puckered inside her silver veil, and her color went from blood to beet to almost purple.

Ser Rodrik reminded him to send something to his foster brothers, so he sent Little Walder some boiled beets and Big Walder the buttered turnips.

Below it, the pigments gleamed in their jars--ochre, saffron, woad, kobold, beet, reseda, calcimine, koal-absolute potentiality.

The vegetables segregated themselves by variety: All the carrots grouped together, and the onions, scallions, beets, sweet potatoes, radishes, turnips, and garlics.

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There was no doubt: every surviving unit of the Theban battle Beet was coming straight at them.

A few beet had entered with the people, and there was pandemonium inside the parlour as people tried to kill the bees, upsetting glasses and dishes as they flailed around them with newspapers and maga.