Beet

(Beta) B. vulgaris is the botanical name for two varieties of vegetables. The Beet and Swiss Chard, also known as Leaf Beet or Spinach Beet. Both of these biennials are grown as annuals. The Beet belongs to a group of plants, which were selected from an ancient European species. This group includes Sugar Beets, grown for sugar extraction and mangel...
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beet

[n] - biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root 2. [n] - round red root vegetable
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Beet

Beet (bēt) noun [ Anglo-Saxon bete , from Latin beta .] 1. (Botany) 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 var...
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beet

1. <botany> 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. ... There are many varieties of the common beet (Beta vulgaris). The Old 'wh...
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beet

beetroot noun round red root vegetable
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Beet

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

cultivated form of the plant Beta vulgaris of the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae), one of the most important vegetables. Four distinct types are ... [3 related articles]
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beet

beet, biennial or annual root vegetable of the family Chenopodiaceae (goosefoot family). The beet (Beta vulgaris) has been cultivated since pre-Christian times. Among its numerous varieties are the red, or garden, beet, the sugar beet, Swiss chard, and several types of mangel-wurzel and other stock ...
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Beet

Beet (Beta) is a genus of plants of the family Chenopodiaceae distinguished by its fruit being inclosed in a tough woody or spongy five-lobed enlarged calyx. Two species only are known in general cultivation, namely, the sea-beet Beta maritima) and the garden beet (Beta vulgaris). The former is a tough-rooted perennial, common on many parts of the ...
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beet

Any of several plants belonging to the goosefoot family, used as food crops. One variety of the common beet (Beta vulgaris) is used to produce sugar and another, the mangelwurzel, is grown as a cattle feed. The beetroot, or red beet (B. rubra), is a salad plant. (Genus Beta, family Chenopodia...
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