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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
1770-1780
1770-80; < German, variant of Mangoldwurzel (Mangold beet + Wurzel root; cf. wort2)
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