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[mang-guh l-wur-zuh l] /ˈmæŋ gəlˈwɜr zəl/
noun, Chiefly British.
a variety of the beet Beta vulgaris, cultivated as food for livestock.
Also called mangel, mangold.
Origin of mangel-wurzel
1770-80; < German, variant of Mangoldwurzel (Mangold beet + Wurzel root; cf. wort2) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
  • His neighbour had, however, got a fine field of mangel-wurzel.

    An Old English Home S. Baring-Gould
  • Have some castor-oil boiling, slice three large heads of mangel-wurzel, and put them in your castor-oil till quite crisp.

  • He still calls the beet a beet-root and the rutabaga a mangel-wurzel.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • He soon discovers that the melon has no more flavor than a mangel-wurzel, and that the apricot tastes like a turnip radish.

  • He had cabbage and mangel-wurzel plants to put in their stead.

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
  • Of beets, with mangel-wurzel, we have almost as great a variety; so also of carrots.

  • They have begun already; and it is curious that they have begun on the mangel-wurzel roots.

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
  • The Red Beet, as well as the mangel-wurzel, we owe to this humble seaside plant.

    On the Seashore R. Cadwallader Smith
  • This mixture is made up of equal proportions of dried cubes of potatoes, carrots, cassava, and mangel-wurzel.

    Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson

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