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sugar beet

various cultivars of a beet, Beta vulgaris, of the amaranth family, having a white root, cultivated for the sugar it yields.
Origin of sugar beet
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • How has the cultivation of the sugar-beet affected the cane-sugar industry in the British West Indies?

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • Before the war it was cultivated, hedgeless land, under corn and sugar-beet.

    Attack Edward G. D. Liveing
  • It is more profitable to import wheat from the United States and rye from Russia in order to use the land for the sugar-beet.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • "The French have so cultivated the sugar-beet, that it grows to a great size," said Gill.

    The Old Market-Cart Mrs. F. B. Smith
  • A similarly bright future may be predicted for the irrigation scheme at Konia, where will arise a sugar-beet industry.

    Deutschland ber Allah E. F. Benson
  • sugar-beet culture was tried in the years following 1890 with indifferent success until the introduction of bounties in 1901.

  • We'll import Russian Jews to raise sugar-beets for the sugar-beet factory which we will establish.

    The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart
  • Sarah Jane assumed the pleasing color of the sugar-beet, without seeming inwardly unhappy.

  • The sugar-beet is rasped or ground to a pulp and then subjected to great pressure.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • The sugar-beet is extensively cultivated, in spite of the great trade resulting from the cane-sugar industry of the East Indies.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
British Dictionary definitions for sugar-beet

sugar beet

a variety of the plant Beta vulgaris that is cultivated for its white roots from which sugar is obtained Compare sugar cane
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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