mangel-wurzel

[ mang-guh l-wur-zuh l ]
/ ˈmæŋ gəlˈwɜr zəl /

noun Chiefly British.

a variety of the beet Beta vulgaris, cultivated as food for livestock.

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Also called man·gel, mangold.

Origin of mangel-wurzel

1770–80; < German, variant of Mangoldwurzel (Mangold beet + Wurzel root; cf. wort2)
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