noun Chiefly British.
Origin of mangel-wurzel
Examples from the Web for mangel-wurzel
The oats were very heavy, and the root crops looked well, especially a field of mangel-wurzel.A Walk from London to John O'Groat's|Elihu Burritt
Besides beetroot for sugar, clover and sainfoin are grown, little or no barley, and neither turnips nor mangel-wurzel.In the Heart of Vosges|Matilda Betham-Edwards
He had cabbage and mangel-wurzel plants to put in their stead.Rural Rides|William Cobbett
Mangel-wurzel, mang′gl-wur′zl, n. a plant of the beet kind cultivated as food for cattle.
He still calls the beet a beet-root and the rutabaga a mangel-wurzel.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken