What does the word beet mean?

Usage examples for beet

  1. The final product from both cane and beet is practically the same. – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  2. His face was beet- red. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  3. Beet, Perfected Red Turnip, earliest, sweetest, best. – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various