Beta vulgaris

Definitions of Beta vulgaris
  1. noun
    biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop
    synonyms: beet, common beet
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    Beta vulgaris rubra, beetroot
    beet having a massively swollen red root; widely grown for human consumption
    Beta vulgaris cicla, Swiss chard, chard, chard plant, leaf beet, spinach beet
    beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its edible leaves and stalks
    Beta vulgaris vulgaris, mangel-wurzel, mangold, mangold-wurzel
    beet with a large yellowish root; grown chiefly as cattle feed
    sugar beet
    form of the common beet having a sweet white root from which sugar is obtained
    type of:
    any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
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