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Beet vs Radish - What's the difference?

beet | radish |

As nouns the difference between beet and radish

is that beet is Beta vulgaris, a plant with a swollen root which is eaten or used to make sugar while radish is a plant of the Brassicaceae family, Raphanus sativus, having an edible root.




  • (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



    (wikipedia radish)


  • A plant of the Brassicaceae'' family, ''Raphanus sativus , having an edible root
  • The pungent root of this plant, usually eaten raw in salads etc
  • See also

    * daikon * mooli