EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEET
No, I would let it go, and ask him for burdock or beet, as the case might be.
You must have a couple of hundred acres of beet at least, to begin with.
His nose had acquired the shape of a turnip and the complexion of a beet.
What can you say of the comparative value of cane and beet sugar?
"I—I don't think so," stammered Shadow, and got as red as a beet.
A little further on we came to small holes dug in the beet field.
He caught hold of the harp, turned red as a beet, and commenced to blow.
Then—so ran the programme—I would march up, bearing my beet with me.
"I said one beet, and that it measured one yard," stammered I, reluctantly.
During all this time the bird must have nothing but beet juice to drink.
Old English bete "beet, beetroot," from Latin beta, said to be of Celtic origin. Common in Old English, then lost till c.1400. Still usually spoken of in plural in U.S. A general West Germanic borrowing, cf. Old Frisian bete, Middle Dutch bete, Old High German bieza, German Beete.