mangel-wurzel


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man·gel-wur·zel

 (măng′gəl-wûr′zəl)
n.
A variety of the common beet having a large yellowish root, used chiefly as cattle feed.

[German Mangelwurzel, alteration (influenced by Mangel, scarcity) of Mangoldwurzel : Mangold, beet (from Middle High German mānegolt) + Wurzel, root; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.]

man•gel-wur•zel

(ˈmæŋ gəlˈwɜr zəl)

n.
a variety of beet cultivated as food for livestock.
Also called man′gel.
[1770–80; < German, variant of Mangoldwurzel=Mangold beet + Wurzel root; compare wort2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mangel-wurzel - beet with a large yellowish rootmangel-wurzel - beet with a large yellowish root; grown chiefly as cattle feed
beet, Beta vulgaris, common beet - biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop
2.mangel-wurzel - cultivated as feed for livestock
beet, beetroot - round red root vegetable
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