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See also: beet root
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbiːt.ɹuːt/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈbit.ɹut/
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈbiː.tɹʉːt/, [ˈbiː.t͡ʃɹʉːt]
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- (UK, New Zealand, Australia) A normally deep-red-coloured root vegetable usually cooked or pickled before eating; Synonym of .
- (usually uncountable) The edible part of the root of a beet plant, raw or prepared.
normally deep red coloured root vegetable
- (intransitive, informal) To turn a bright red or purple colour.
- 1919, The Sketch: A Journal of Art and Actuality, volume 108, page 356:
- He straightened up as a spring, beetrooted to the root of his pale hair, and answered wildly, "Ki-Ki-Kan!" I backed prudently towards the door, still keeping that indulgent but firm expression no one sees on the face of warders in lunatic asylums.
- 2014, Arthur W. Upfield, Bony and the Mouse:
- Harmon's face beetrooted. He strode from the office, stared at the cell block, and swore with artistry.