mangel-wurzel [mang-guh l-wur-zuh l] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chiefly British.
- a variety of the beet Beta vulgaris, cultivated as food for livestock.
Also mangold-wurzel. Origin of mangel-wurzel 1770–80; German, variant of Mangoldwurzel (Mangold beet + Wurzel root; cf. wort2)Also called man·gel, mangold. Examples from the Web for mangel-wurzel Historical Examples of mangel-wurzel
Of beets, with mangel-wurzel, we have almost as great a variety; so also of carrots.
His neighbour had, however, got a fine field of mangel-wurzel.
He still calls the beet a beet-root and the rutabaga a mangel-wurzel.
Henry L. Mencken
Of the mangel-wurzel (greens and all) he has not less than twenty tons to the acre.
He had cabbage and mangel-wurzel plants to put in their stead.