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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
..... Click the link for more information. used commercially as a source of sugar.
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a variety of the plant Beta vulgaris that is cultivated for its white roots from which sugar is obtained
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