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sugar beet,

variety of beetbeet,
biennial or annual root vegetable of the family Chenopodiaceae (goosefoot family). The beet (Beta vulgaris) has been cultivated since pre-Christian times. Among its numerous varieties are the red, or garden, beet, the sugar beet, Swiss chard, and several types of
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 used commercially as a source of sugar.
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sugar beet

a variety of the plant Beta vulgaris that is cultivated for its white roots from which sugar is obtained
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