[beet-root, -roo t]

Origin of beetroot

First recorded in 1570–80; beet + root1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for beetroot


  1. a variety of the beet plant, Beta vulgaris, that has a bulbous dark red root that may be eaten as a vegetable, in salads, or pickled
  2. the root of this plant
US name: red beet
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