beet

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English[edit]

A pile of beets.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English bete, from Latin beta. Most likely of Celtic etymology.

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beet ‎(countable and uncountable, plural beets)

  1. (singular only, sometimes definite) Beta vulgaris, a plant with a swollen root which is eaten or used to make sugar.
    The beet is a hardy species.
  2. (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?
  3. (countable) A swollen root of such a plant.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰeyd-

From Middle Dutch bete, from Old Dutch *biti, from Proto-Germanic *bitiz.

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Noun[edit]

beet m ‎(plural beten, diminutive beetje n)

  1. bite

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Verb[edit]

beet

  1. singular past indicative of bijten

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

beet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of beō

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • baête (continental Normandy)
  • bête (Jersey, Guernsey)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French beste, from Latin bēstia.

Noun[edit]

beet f ‎(plural beets)

  1. (Sark) animal