Definition of Common beet
1. Noun. Biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop.
Group relationships: Beta, Genus Beta
Specialized synonyms: Beetroot, Beta Vulgaris Rubra, Beta Vulgaris Cicla, Chard, Chard Plant, Leaf Beet, Spinach Beet, Swiss Chard, Beta Vulgaris Vulgaris, Mangel-wurzel, Mangold, Mangold-wurzel, Sugar Beet
Generic synonyms: Vegetable
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Literary usage of Common beet
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Common Things by John Denison Champlin (1884)
"BEET, a common vegetable, four kinds of which are cultivated, the common beet, the mangel-wurzel, the chard, and the sea beet. There are several varieties ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"A form of the plant (Beta vul- garis) which has produced the common beet; known as Bela Cicla (p. 496). ... Seed is sown in spring, as for common beet«. ..."
3. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1835)
"Beta altissima (mangel wurzel) is a much larger and coarser plant than the common beet, from which it is principally known by its roots being marked ..."
4. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1866)
"It is cultivated like the common beet, but the leaves only are used in soups, or their ribs are cut out and stewed like sea-kail. ..."
5. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1901)
"The transformation of the common beet into the sugar beet seems to be connected with a small decrease of the magnesia content in the root and an increase of ..."
6. Report of an Exploration and Survey of the Territory on the Aroostook River by Ezekiel Holmes, Maine Board of Internal Improvements (1839)
"It will be seen that I have been speaking of what may be done, rather than what is done; but as the common beet grows well there, and as the Sugar Beet will ..."
7. British Farmer's Magazine (1847)
"... like the common beet ; but the leaves only are used in soups, or their ribs are cut out, and stewed like sea-kail. They have, however, an earthy taste, ..."