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sugar beet

noun
1.
various cultivars of a beet, Beta vulgaris, of the amaranth family, having a white root, cultivated for the sugar it yields.
Origin of sugar beet
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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sugar beet

noun
1.
a variety of the plant Beta vulgaris that is cultivated for its white roots from which sugar is obtained Compare sugar cane
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