sugar beet

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noun

various cultivars of a beet, Beta vulgaris, of the amaranth family, having a white root, cultivated for the sugar it yields.

Nearby words

  1. sugar,
  2. sugar act,
  3. sugar apple,
  4. sugar bag,
  5. sugar basin,
  6. sugar bird,
  7. sugar bowl,
  8. sugar bush,
  9. sugar camp,
  10. sugar candy

Origin of sugar beet

First recorded in 1810–20

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sugar beet

noun

a variety of the plant Beta vulgaris that is cultivated for its white roots from which sugar is obtainedCompare sugar cane
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