American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See beet.
- n. Any of the varieties of Beta vulgaris, the common beet, utilized for sugar manufacture. The qualities required are high sugar content, purity (relative freedom of the juice from mineral and organic substances other than sugar), and correctness of form. The beet should be of a long-conical shape, without branches, and should weigh about a pound, large sugar content and small size having been found to go together. Varieties in use yield 12 to 16 per cent. of sugar. Sugar-beets can be grown on nearly all kinds of soil, but require high fertility. The soil must, be worked deeply to permit the descent of the tap-root. The sowing is in rows, preferably very early, followed by thinning when about four leaves have been put forth. The plants are first bunched by cutting across the rows, and the bunches are then thinned by hand. Close cultivation is required.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) a variety of beet (Beta vulgaris) with very large white roots, extensively grown, esp. in Europe, for the sugar obtained from them.
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