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[beet-root, -roo t] /ˈbitˌrut, -ˌrʊt/
noun, Chiefly British
beet (def 2).
Origin of beetroot
1570-80; beet + root1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • Tins of peas and beans and meatballs, beetroot in vinegar, cold apple dumpling are laid out to see the stomach through the night.
  • She works through the croissants and cold cuts, stalling on a jar of pickled beetroot whose lid won't budge.
  • But did you know, that beetroot greens contain more iron than spinach.
  • Our previous research has shown that beetroot juice lowers blood pressure in healthy people.
  • We now want to see if beetroot juice has this effect in people with high blood pressure.
  • All the above names are usually applied to the common red-rooted beetroot but could be applied to other types of beetroots.
British Dictionary definitions for beetroot


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
the root of this plant
US name red beet
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