sugar beet

noun

Definition of sugar beet

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

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Examples of sugar beet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wyoming Cody: Farmers in the state are wrapping up a difficult year for sugar beets. USA TODAY, "Pumpkin boat, foie gras ban, library raccoons: News from around our 50 states," 31 Oct. 2019 To expand such practices, Melendez said, General Mills decided to focus on its North American brands and key ingredients, including oats, wheat, corn, dairy feed and sugar beets. NBC News, "Can regenerative agriculture reverse climate change? Big Food is banking on it.," 29 Oct. 2019 The current generation of biofuels are based in agriculture, using corn and sugar beets. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Navy Is Trying to Turn Bacteria Into Jet Fuel," 21 Oct. 2019 Between 55 and 60 percent of it actually comes from sugar beets, according to the USDA. Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post, "My time among the beet jockeys of northern Minnesota," 6 Sep. 2019 He is also expected to pay special attention to the commodities biggest in his district, including sugar beets and dairy, as well as animal health. WSJ, "New House Committee Chiefs Take Their Chairs," 4 Jan. 2019 The 81-year-old and his wife split their time between Arizona's parched desert and their Michigan farm, where water brings life to sugar beets, corn and beans. Rebekah Sanders, azcentral, "Sun City West couple says Epcor billed them for 99,000 gallons of water they didn't use," 26 June 2019 He is also expected to pay special attention to the commodities biggest in his district, including sugar beets and dairy, as well as animal health. WSJ, "New House Committee Chiefs Take Their Chairs," 4 Jan. 2019 Production and/or prices have declined for cotton, sugar beets, and some other field crops, as well as dairy. Michael Greenberg, The New York Review of Books, "Farmworker Anxieties," 21 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of sugar beet

1817, in the meaning defined above

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sugar beet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sugar beet

: a white beet that is grown for the sugar in its root

sugar beet

noun

Kids Definition of sugar beet

: a large beet with white roots that is grown as a source of sugar

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