common beet

Definitions of common beet
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n biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop

Synonyms:
Beta vulgaris, beet
Types:
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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:
vegetable
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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