from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A variety of beet that is widely cultivated in temperate regions for its fleshy white roots, which are a chief commercial source of sugar.
  • noun One of these roots.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See beet.
  • noun Any of the varieties of Beta vulgaris, the common beet, utilized for sugar manufacture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of beet whose root contains a high concentration of sucrose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun white-rooted beet grown as a source of sugar
  • noun form of the common beet having a sweet white root from which sugar is obtained


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  • Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.), a member of the Chenopodiaceae family, is a plant whose root contains a high concentration of sucrose. It is grown commercially for sugar.

    The sugar beet is directly related to the beetroot, chard and fodder beet, all descended by cultivation from the sea beet.

    Beet sugar accounts for 30% of the world's sugar production.


    February 8, 2008

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    March 8, 2011

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    March 9, 2011

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    March 9, 2011