Adjective "beet" definition and examples

(Beet may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/biːt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A herbaceous plant widely cultivated as a source of food for humans and livestock, and for processing into sugar. Some varieties are grown for their leaves and some for their swollen nutritious root.
  1. 'The surrounding farmers raise sugar beets, corn, and sunflowers for oil.'
  2. 'Sweet stuff, usually white when processed, sometimes brown, made from sugar beets or sugarcane…'
  3. 'We plant successive crops of beets all season long, so they are almost always available to include.'
  4. 'Another major industry concern is the tendency of mud and soil to stick to sugar beets at harvest, embedded in natural ridges.'
  5. 'In agriculture the main products are meat and dairy, potatoes, sugar beets, barley, wheat, and turnips.'
  6. 'Europeans actually get their sugar from sugar beets which is laughable.'
  7. 'Finally I took pity on the leaf beet plants outside which were still looking rather sad, and repotted them into fresh compost.'
  8. 'Major crops are wheat and other grains, sugar beets, and potatoes.'
  9. 'It costs twice as much to produce sugar from the beet grown in Europe than from the cane grown elsewhere.'
  10. 'Since it is derived from sugar beets, it contains a rich spectrum of nutrients.'

More definitions

1. any of various biennial plants belonging to the genus Beta, of the amaranth family, especially B. vulgaris, having a fleshy red or white root.Compare sugar beet.

2. the edible root of such a plant.

3. the leaves of such a plant, served as a salad or cooked vegetable.

More examples(as adjective)

"weights can be beet."

Origin

Old English bēte, of West Germanic origin, from Latin beta, perhaps of Celtic origin; related to Dutch beet and German Bete.