from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A form of the common beet (Beta vulgaris) having fleshy white roots from which sugar is obtained.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a variety of beet (Beta vulgaris) with very large white roots, extensively grown, esp. in Europe, for the sugar obtained from them.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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    March 9, 2011

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    March 8, 2011

  • 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