sugar-beet

sugar beet

noun
various cultivars of a beet, Beta vulgaris, of the amaranth family, having a white root, cultivated for the sugar it yields.

Origin:
1810–20

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sugar beet
 
n
Compare sugar cane a variety of the plant Beta vulgaris that is cultivated for its white roots from which sugar is obtained

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