beetroot

See also: beet root

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Beetroots

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From beet +‎ root.

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beetroot (countable and uncountable, plural beetroots)

  1. (Britain, New Zealand, Australia) A normally deep-red-coloured root vegetable usually cooked or pickled before eating; Synonym of beet.
  2. (usually uncountable) The edible part of the root of a beet plant, raw or prepared.

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beetroot (third-person singular simple present beetroots, present participle beetrooting, simple past and past participle beetrooted)

  1. (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.

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