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
- 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
beetwhose 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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