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Harvard beets

plural noun
sliced or diced beets cooked in a mixture of sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, and water.
Origin of Harvard beets
after Harvard University Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Contemporary definitions for Harvard beets

cut-up beets cooked in vinegar, sugar, butter, and cornstarch

Word Origin

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

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cooking's 21st Century Lexicon
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