Beetroot or Beet - What's the difference?

beetroot | beet |

Beetroot is a derived term of beet.


As nouns the difference between beetroot and beet

is that beetroot is a normally deep red coloured cultivar of the beet a root vegetable usually cooked or pickled before eating while beet is (singulare tantum|sometimes|definite) (taxlink), a plant with a swollen root which is eaten or used to make sugar.

beetroot

Alternative forms

* beet root

Noun

(en noun)
  • A normally deep red coloured cultivar of the beet. A root vegetable usually cooked or pickled before eating.
  • Synonyms

    * red beet * table beet

    Derived terms

    * red as a beetroot

    Anagrams

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    beet

    English

    Noun

  • (singulare tantum, sometimes, definite) Beta vulgaris , a plant with a swollen root which is eaten or used to make sugar.
  • The beet is a hardy species.
  • (countable) An individual plant (organism) of that species.
  • 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?
  • (countable) A swollen root of such a plant.
  • Derived terms

    * beetroot * beeturia * lettucebeet * mangel beet * red beet * silverbeet * sugar beet, sugarbeet

    See also

    * (wikipedia "beet") * (Beta vulgaris) * (commonslite) * chard * mangelwurzel * orach * spinach