Harvard beets

Harvard beets

noun
sliced or diced beets cooked in a mixture of sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, and water.

Origin:
after Harvard University

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Main Entry:  Harvard beets
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  cut-up beets cooked in vinegar, sugar, butter, and cornstarch
Etymology:  said to have been created by a Harvard student or be so-named because of the beets' color being the Harvard color or be a corruption of the name of a tavern in England named Harwood
Usage:  cooking
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