beetroot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beetroot round red root vegetable
    • n beetroot beet having a massively swollen red root; widely grown for human consumption
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Australia, the popular McOz Burger combines 100 percent Australian beef, cheese, tomato, beetroot, lettuce, and cooked onions on a toasted bun. This burger was created by Australian McDonald’s restaurant owners, and became a permanent menu item after a successful promotional period in 1998.
    • Beetroot the root of the beet plant
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. béte (Fr. bette)—L. bēta.

Usage

In literature:

Considerable quantities of beetroot are raised to supply the distilleries of Melle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
In Vienna it is sliced and eaten with salad, like beetroot, which it then much resembles.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Whom will she feed now with her exquisite beetroot-soup?
"Fathers and Children" by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
In 1888 a society was formed in London called the Beetroot Sugar Association for clearing bargains in beetroot sugar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
The eggs can be ornamented with a little dot of radish or beetroot on the point.
"Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode" by Harriet A. de Salis
Vivien's complexion assumed a dull beetroot shade.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
England would give them no hand to save them from the effects of the beetroot bounties.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
Beetroot is also grown to a limited extent for the manufacture of sugar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Celestine is much used for the preparation of strontium hydrate, which is employed in refining beetroot sugar in Germany.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
My face, to begin with, was the colour of beetroot.
"Lafcadio Hearn" by Nina H. Kennard
Near Doboj, on the Bosna, there is a state sugar-refinery, for which beetroot is largely grown in the vicinity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Every moment one of our men rolled over among the beetroots.
"Dixmude" by Charles Le Goffic
Even his comrades upbraided him, whilst one beetroot-nosed individual near looked positively murderous.
"A Blot on the Scutcheon" by May Wynne
He liked the scenery, the village, the beetroot salad, the bridge, the pickled oysters, the evergreen oaks before the door.
"Barrington Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
They left the beetroots as long as possible in the earth, expecting that "our French" would come back before the harvest, which was superb.
"Six Women and the Invasion" by Gabrielle Yerta
At sight of the lady he turned the colour of a beetroot, boiled.
"Frivolities" by Richard Marsh
It is, therefore, more potent than the juice of raw carrot, and far more efficacious than the juice of the beetroot (Table 3).
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
About 290,000 acres are under beetroot, for sugar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
Lady Whitney (with a face redder than beetroot) helped them: she liked to be always doing something.
"Johnny Ludlow, Third Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The beetroot-sugar industry has attained considerable proportions in Umbria, the Marches, Lazio, Venetia and Piedmont since 1890.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

When most people think about beetroot in salads, they thing of big vinegary, crinkle-cut chunks from a jar and immediately say no.
But remember, beetroots are only vinegary when they're pickled.
4 good-sized beetroots , lovely different colors if possible, scrubbed, peeled and cut into fine matchsticks.
The toxic avenger escape (bloody beetroots remix) unknown.
Gluten-free chocolate and beetroot cake, served at the home of cooking instructor and author Maria Loggia in Hudson, west of Montreal.
In a food processor or blender, purée beetroot, raspberries and cranberry juice until smooth.
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