sugar beet

Origin of sugar beet

First recorded in 1810–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sugar beet

Historical Examples of sugar beet

  • So far most of our sugar-beet seeds have been brought over from Europe.

    Agriculture for Beginners

    Charles William Burkett

  • The sugar-beet is rasped or ground to a pulp and then subjected to great pressure.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • Before the war it was cultivated, hedgeless land, under corn and sugar-beet.


    Edward G. D. Liveing

  • Sugar-beet acreage in the Yellowstone Valley in this State is approximately 1,800.

  • "The French have so cultivated the sugar-beet, that it grows to a great size," said Gill.

    The Old Market-Cart

    Mrs. F. B. Smith

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 obtainedCompare sugar cane
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