sugar beet


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 Another fatal work accident involved a 53-year-old man who fell about 120 feet while cleaning a chute at a sugar beet processing plant in Bay City, Michigan, late last year. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 16 Dec. 2021 The Danish sugar beet auction established the feasibility of a cryptosystem that could manage both computation and private inputs. Kazuhiro Gomi, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 Gonzales was born in Denver and worked in sugar beet fields in his youth. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 1 Oct. 2021 The company also told the town board that affected farmland (this is sugar beet country) would be buffered from any danger. Audrey Gray, The New Republic, 27 Sep. 2021 Kiomars Poujebeli, who farms tomatoes, sunflowers, sugar beet, eggplant and walnuts near the lake, told CNN that the salty water has been disastrous. CNN, 22 Aug. 2021 The models predicted more bountiful harvests at higher latitude for all crops, ranging from sugar beet to pea to soybean, while regions closer to the equator would experience either modest yield increases or declines. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Aug. 2021 As the actress explained, the Bunyan statue was erected in the middle of sugar beet fields in North Dakota, where there was nothing else around for miles. Jessica Derschowitz,, 19 June 2021 Authorities forcibly moved some 22,000 Japanese Canadians en masse from their homes to internment camps and prairie sugar beet farms. Washington Post, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of sugar beet

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sugar beet was in 1817

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19 Dec 2021

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“Sugar beet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of sugar beet

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

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Kids Definition of sugar beet

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


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