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.

Nearby words

  1. manganous,
  2. manganous sulfate,
  3. mangbetu,
  4. mange,
  5. mangeao,
  6. mangelwurzel,
  7. mangemange,
  8. manger,
  9. mangetout,
  10. mangey


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)

/ (ˈmænɡəlˌwɜːzəl) /

noun

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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