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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beet  \Beet\  (b[=e]t),  n.  [AS.  bete,  from  L.  beta.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  biennial  plant  of  the  genus  {Beta},  which 
  produces  an  edible  root  the  first  year  and  seed  the  second 
  year. 
 
  2.  The  root  of  plants  of  the  genus  {Beta},  different  species 
  and  varieties  of  which  are  used  for  the  table,  for  feeding 
  stock,  or  in  making  sugar. 
 
  Note:  There  are  many  varieties  of  the  common  beet  ({Beta 
  vulgaris}).  The  Old  ``white  beet'',  cultivated  for  its 
  edible  leafstalks,  is  a  distinct  species  ({Beta 
  Cicla}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beet 
  n  1:  biennial  Eurasian  plant  usually  having  a  swollen  edible 
  root;  widely  cultivated  as  a  food  crop  [syn:  {common 
  beet},  {Beta  vulgaris}] 
  2:  round  red  root  vegetable  [syn:  {beetroot}] 




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