beet-root

beetroot

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

Origin:
1570–80; beet + root1

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beetroot (ˈbiːtˌruːt)
 
n
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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