|Subspecies||Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris|
|Cultivar group||Conditiva Group|
|Origin||Sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima)|
|Cultivar group members||Many; see text.|
The beetroot is the taproot portion of a beet plant, usually known in North America as beets while the vegetable is referred to as beetroot in British English, and also known as the table beet, garden beet, red beet, dinner beet or golden beet.
- beet root
From beet + root.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbiːtɹuːt/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈbitɹut/
beetroot (countable and uncountable, plural beetroots)
- (Britain, New Zealand, Australia) A normally deep-red-coloured root vegetable usually cooked or pickled before eating; Synonym of beet.
- (usually uncountable) The edible part of the root of a beet plant, raw or prepared.