Turnip vs Beet - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between turnip and beet
is that turnip
is the white root of a yellow-flowered plant, brassica rapa
, grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle while beet
is bed (for plants).
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The white root of a yellow-flowered plant, Brassica rapa , grown as a vegetable and as fodder for cattle.
(Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Atlantic Canada) The yellow root of a related plant, the swede or Brassica napus .
* (Brassica rapa) (summer turnip), swede (Ireland, Northern England, Scotland), tumshie (Scotland), white turnip (Cornwall, Scotland)
* fall off the turnip truck
* Swedish turnip
* (turnip flea)
* (turnip fly)
* turnip greens
(singulare tantum, sometimes, definite) Beta vulgaris , a plant with a swollen root which is eaten or used to make sugar.
(countable) An individual plant (organism) of that species.
- The beet is a hardy species.
(countable) A swollen root of such a plant.
- They sell beets by the pound in the supermarket. All I want is the roots. Can I cut off the roots and buy them alone?
* mangel beet
* red beet
* sugar beet, sugarbeet