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mangel-wurzel

[mang-guh l-wur-zuh l] /ˈmæŋ gəlˈwɜr zəl/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
a variety of the beet Beta vulgaris, cultivated as food for livestock.
Also called mangel, mangold.
Origin of mangel-wurzel
1770-1780
1770-80; < German, variant of Mangoldwurzel (Mangold beet + Wurzel root; cf. wort2)
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  • It is smaller than the mangel wurzel, and more compact, and appears in its texture to be more like the Swedish turnip.

  • The leaves of the mangel wurzel are of great value, especially in dry summers.

    Cottage Economy William Cobbett
  • The mangel wurzel produces a larger crop than the Swedish turnip.

    Cottage Economy William Cobbett
  • We had him from the work'us when he was seven, to chop mangel wurzel, and here he's been ever since, nigh twelve year.

    The Last Galley Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But mix the potatoes with juice of mangel wurzel, and they make very good food for hogs of all ages.

    Cottage Economy William Cobbett

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