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beet sugar

sugar from the roots of the sugar beet.
Compare sugar (def 1).
Origin of beet sugar
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Our particular front was facing a beet-sugar factory just off the main road, and there the fighting was very furious.

  • Sixteen countries are included in the list of beet-sugar producers.

    Cuba, Old and New Albert Gardner Robinson
  • In general, the government of each state pays a bounty on every pound of beet-sugar exported.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • In 1801 the first beet-sugar factory ever established was started by him in Silesia.

  • beet-sugar will not be extensively manufactured in this country.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • Another would be the destruction of the existing cane- and beet-sugar industries in the United States.

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid
  • The Cuban sugar, compared with beet-sugar, however, is said to yield of saccharine matter one quarter more in any given quantity.

  • The sugar industry has been somewhat crippled by the beet-sugar product of Europe.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • Short of labour, the crops declined; and to add to their troubles, beet-sugar made its advent.

    Industrial Cuba Robert P. Porter
  • Before the war, 93 per cent of the entire world crop of beet-sugar was grown in Europe.

    Food Guide for War Service at Home Katharine Blunt, Frances L. Swain, and Florence Powdermaker
British Dictionary definitions for beet-sugar

beet sugar

the sucrose obtained from sugar beet, identical in composition to cane sugar
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