sugar beet

  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

First recorded in 1810–20

Words Nearby sugar beet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sugar beet in a sentence

  • As one weeder put it: "Poor man make no money, make plenty children—plenty children good for sugar-beet business."

    The Pivot of Civilization | Margaret Sanger
  • He it was who in creating the sugar beet laid the foundation for one of the chief industries of our time.

  • It occurs in many plants especially in the sugar cane and sugar beet.

  • Bordering the sand-barrens is a belt of land that produces grain and the sugar-beet.

    Commercial Geography | Jacques W. Redway
  • A considerable source of artificial potassic manures is the refuse manufacture of sugar-beet, such a large industry in Germany.

British Dictionary definitions for sugar beet

sugar beet

  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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