American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A biennial Eurasian plant (Beta vulgaris) grown as a crop plant for its edible roots and leaves.
- n. The swollen root of this plant eaten as a vegetable, typically having reddish flesh.
- n. The sugar beet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Beta, natural order Chenopodiaceœ. The various forms are generally referred to a single species, B. vulgaris, the slender-rooted variety of which, known as the sea-beet, is found wild in Europe and western Asia, and is occasionally used for greens. The common beet is extensively cultivated in many varieties for the use of its sweetish succulent root as a vegetable and as feed for cattle. The mangel-wurzel is a large coarse form raised exclusively for cattle. The sugar-beet is a large, white, and very sweet variety, from the root of which large quantities of sugar (called beet-root sugar) are manufactured in France, Germany, etc. The white or Sicilian beet and the chard-beet are cultivated for their leaves only.
- To make better; improve; alleviate or relieve (hunger, thirst, grief, the needs of a person, etc.).
- To mend; repair; put to rights.
- To make or kindle (a fire); hence, to fire or rouse.
- To mend or replenish (a fire); add fuel to.
- n. Same as beat.
- n. Same as beat.
- n. singular only Beta vulgaris, a plant with a swollen root which is eaten or used to make sugar.
- n. countable An individual plant (organism) of that species.
- n. countable A swollen root of such a plant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A biennial plant of the genus Beta, which produces an edible root the first year and seed the second year.
- n. 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.
- n. round red root vegetable
- n. biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop
- From Middle English, from Old English bete, from Latin beta. Most likely of Celtic etymology. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English bete, from Old English bēte, from Latin bēta. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Therefore, Wiggs kept the word beet to himself, fine and private, despite his sensitivity to Priscilla's burning curiosity about the comettailed vegetable that had extended its crimson orbit into her atmosphere.”
“And yet ever so simple, just hard-boiled eggs soaked overnight in beet juice.”
“In addition, a minimum pricing system run by the CAP [Common Agricultural Policy] guarantees that sugar made from his beet is bought for at least three times more than world prices.”
“In Michoacan, a piece of beet is often added instead of jamaica to color the punch.”
“Red beet is cultivated in the same manner, and plants that are sown in March will have roots ready for the table in September or October.”
“The first time she met a beet was the day she landed in Chicago.”
“The beet is the melancholy vegetable, the one most willing to suffer.”
“The beet is the murderer returned to the scene of the crime.”
“The beet is the ancient ancestor of the autumn moon, bearded, buried, all but fossilized; the dark green sails of the grounded moon-boat stitched with veins of primordial plasma; the kite string that once connected the moon to the Earth now a muddy whisker drilling desperately for rubies.”
“We also have successfully tropicalized the sugar beet, which is typically a temperate climate crop, to produce sugar and ethanol.”
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