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.

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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