sugar beet

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of sugar beet

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

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First Known Use of sugar beet

1817


SUGAR BEET Defined for English Language Learners

sugar beet

noun

Definition of sugar beet for English Language Learners

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


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sugar beet

noun

Definition of sugar beet for Students

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

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