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From Middle English, from Old English bete, from Latin beta. Most likely of Celtic etymology.
Middle English bete from Old English bēte from Latin bēta
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Sugar beet is extensively grown to supply the sugar factories.
Berlin is a flourishing manufacturing town, and contains a beet sugar refinery, automobile, leather, furniture, shirt and collar, felt, glove, button and rubber factories.
The beet sugar, fruit and other agricultural products of the surrounding and tributary section were valued in 1906 at about $20,000,000.
Beet is chiefly grown as feeding stuff for cattle, and not for sugar.
It occurs in beet juice.
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