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beet

  • n  biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop
  • n  round red root vegetable

  • Sugar beets were big news last week;under the heads of science, business and politics.
  • When he visited Germany again in 1898 he brought back a bag of beet seed, helped set up Colorado's first beet mill at Grand Junction.
  • The beet industry alone was in a position to wrangle at once.
News & Articles

  • USDA takes steps to improve sugar prices but more needed, some say
    Tribune file photo A mound of sugar beets continues to grow at a sugar beet dump on Highway 392 and WCR 21 near Windsor.
    June 24, 2013 - Greeley Tribune
  • BOKA Roasted Beet Salad
    Chef Peter Birk of BOKA restaurant at Hotel 1000 Seattle shows us his version of a Roasted Beet Salad with crumbled Blue Cheese, Pistachios and Celery Vinaigrette dressing. A healthy and delicious dish.
    June 22, 2013 - KING5 Seattle
  • Coverage You Can Count On
    COLUMBIA - Participants of the Beet the Heat 5K Race took off running Saturday morning at Cosmo Park. But it wasn't just a race. The race is designed to test the effects of beetroot juice or placebo on race performance.
    June 22, 2013 - KOMU Columbia
Quotes

  • Harry Truman in Norristown Times Herald
    Truman added: "His face got red as a beet......"
  • Khandi Alexander in MSNBC
    It was myself, David and the table between us with the corpse,Alexander recalled. "And the guy starts snoring, loudly. In the middle of the scene. And David just turns beet red because he's trying to get through the scene and not laugh."

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