from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A form of the common beet (Beta vulgaris) having fleshy white roots from which sugar is obtained.
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- n. A type of beet whose root contains a high concentration of sucrose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a variety of beet (Beta vulgaris) with very large white roots, extensively grown, esp. in Europe, for the sugar obtained from them.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See beet.
- n. Any of the varieties of Beta vulgaris, the common beet, utilized for sugar manufacture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. white-rooted beet grown as a source of sugar
- n. form of the common beet having a sweet white root from which sugar is obtained
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