Beet

Beet

(bt), 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.
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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.
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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).
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} (bt), v. t. [AS. btan to mend. See Better.] 1. To mend; to repair. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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2. To renew or enkindle (a fire). [Obs.] Chaucer.
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