sugar beet
noun Date: 1817 a white-rooted beet grown for the sugar in its roots

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sugar beet — Sugar Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sugar beet — n. a variety or cultivar of the common beet (Beta vulgaris) having a root with white flesh and a high sugar content, grown commercially as a source of sugar …   English World dictionary

  • sugar beet — ► NOUN ▪ beet of a variety from which sugar is extracted …   English terms dictionary

  • sugar beet — sugar beets N VAR Sugar beet is a crop with a large round root. It is grown for the sugar which can be obtained from this root …   English dictionary

  • sugar beet — n [U] a vegetable that grows under the ground from which sugar is obtained …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sugar beet — sugar ,beet noun count or uncount a vegetable that grows under the ground and is used for producing sugar …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Sugar beet — Taxobox name = Sugar beet image width = 270px image caption = Two sugar beets the one on the left has been selectively bred to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil. regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis =… …   Wikipedia

  • sugar beet — a beet, Beta vulgaris, having a white root, cultivated for the sugar it yields. [1810 20] * * * Variety of beet (Beta vulgaris) that accounts for about two fifths of global sugar production, making it second only to sugarcane as a source of the… …   Universalium

  • sugar beet — noun 1. form of the common beet having a sweet white root from which sugar is obtained • Hypernyms: ↑beet, ↑common beet, ↑Beta vulgaris 2. white rooted beet grown as a source of sugar • Hypernyms: ↑beet, ↑beetroot * * * noun, pl ⋯ beets …   Useful english dictionary

  • sugar beet — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms sugar beet : singular sugar beet plural sugar beets a vegetable that grows under the ground and is used for producing sugar …   English dictionary

  • sugar beet — cukrinis runkelis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Dvimečio balandinių (Chenopodiaceae) šeimos augalo (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. altissima) šakniavaisis arba kultūra. Pirmais metais augalas išaugina šakniavaisius, o antrais –… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

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