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sugar beetalso sug·ar·beet (sho͝og′ər-bēt′)
1. A variety of beet that is widely cultivated in temperate regions for its fleshy white roots, which are a chief commercial source of sugar.
2. One of these roots.
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(Plants) a variety of the plant Beta vulgaris that is cultivated for its white roots from which sugar is obtained. Compare sugar cane
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a variety of the common beet, Beta vulgaris, having a white root, cultivated for the sugar it yields.
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|Noun||1.||sugar beet - form of the common beet having a sweet white root from which sugar is obtained|
|2.||sugar beet - white-rooted beet grown as a source of sugar|
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