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sugar beet Line breaks: sugar beet

Definition of sugar beet in English:


[mass noun]
Beet of a variety from which sugar is extracted. It provides an important alternative sugar source to cane, and the pulp which remains after processing is used as stockfeed.
Example sentences
  • The potatoes and sugar beet, so important in this part of the world, look particularly well this year.
  • A number of Wexford farmers are considering the possibility of utilising sugar beet as an alternative energy source.
  • Why, for example, is there a federal programme to support the growing of sugar cane in Louisiana and sugar beet in the Midwest at prices higher than the free market world price?

Words that rhyme with sugar beet

Blackfeet • flatfeet

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