sugar beet



  • noun a specialised type of beet grown for the high sugar content of its roots. It is cultivated in temperate regions, and in Britain is an especially important crop in East Anglia. The crowns and leaves of the crop are used for feedingstuff, as is also the residue after the sugar content has been extracted from the roots.


  • A variety of beet, Beta vulgaris, whose roots when mature contain a high concentration of sucrose which is extracted using water and crystallized from the solution