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mangel-wurzel

[mang-guh l-wur-zuh l]
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noun Chiefly British.
  1. a variety of the beet Beta vulgaris, cultivated as food for livestock.

Origin of mangel-wurzel

1770–80; < German, variant of Mangoldwurzel (Mangold beet + Wurzel root; cf. wort2)
Also called man·gel, mangold.
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British Dictionary definitions for mangelwurzel

mangelwurzel

mangoldwurzel (ˈmæŋɡəʊldˌwɜːzəl)

noun
  1. a Eurasian variety of the beet plant, Beta vulgaris, cultivated as a cattle food, having a large yellowish rootOften shortened to: mangel, mangold

Word Origin

C18: from German Mangoldwurzel, from Mangold beet + Wurzel root
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