[ mang-guhl-wur-zuhl ]
/ ˈmæŋ gəlˈwɜr zəl /
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noun Chiefly British.

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



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Also called mangel, mangold.

Origin of mangel-wurzel

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

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mangoldwurzel (ˈmæŋɡəʊldˌwɜːzəl)

/ (ˈmænɡəlˌwɜːzəl) /


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 for mangelwurzel

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