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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.]
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man•gel-wur•zel(ˈmæŋ gəlˈwɜr zəl)
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]
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|Noun||1.||mangel-wurzel - beet with a large yellowish root; grown chiefly as cattle feed|
|2.||mangel-wurzel - cultivated as feed for livestock|
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