[beet-root, -root]
noun Chiefly British.
beet ( def 2 ).

1570–80; beet + root1 Unabridged
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beetroot (ˈbiːtˌruːt)
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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Beetroot is a wonderful thing if you find some great recipes to do.
No dessert until you eat your dried corn, beetroot and beans.
They can be served with beetroot with horseradish or with spicy mustard, which
  are available in the condiments aisle.
Start with a steaming bowl of shockingly purple beetroot soup or the hearty
  cream of mushroom soup served in a bread bowl.
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