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beetroot

[ beet-root, -root ]

noun

, Chiefly British.


beetroot

/ ˈbiːtˌruːt /

noun

  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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of beetroot1

First recorded in 1570–80; beet + root 1
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Example Sentences

After just a few seconds, Harry was wheezing and gasping for breath as he turned an unlikely shade of beetroot.

If I'd a boiled beetroot face like you, I'd never show my 'ed in a public room again.

And another important class of agriculturists, the beetroot growers and sugar-producers, were not to be trifled with either.

She washed up the breakfast things, then went down to the cellar to look out the potatoes and beetroot.

The last remark made my face as red as a beetroot with guilt, which he, no doubt, took to be a pleasant sign of modesty.

When the beetroot is nearly cooked add two tablespoonsful of tomato puree and boil till all is well cooked.

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