• WordNet 3.6
    • n mangel-wurzel cultivated as feed for livestock
    • n mangel-wurzel beet with a large yellowish root; grown chiefly as cattle feed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mangel-wurzel (Bot) A kind of large field beet (Beta macrorhiza), used as food for cattle, -- by some considered a mere variety of the ordinary beet. See Beet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mangel-wurzel A variety of beet, Beta vulgaris macrorhiza, producing a larger and coarser root than the garden-beet, which is extensively cultivated as food for cattle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mangel-wurzel mang′gl-wur′zl a plant of the beet kind cultivated as food for cattle
    • Mangel-wurzel Also Mang′old-wur′zel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G., corrupted fr. mangoldwurzel,; mangold, beet + wurzel, root


In literature:

Twenty paces brought us to a spot where a stack of mangel wurzels stood at the roadside.
"The Quest of the Sacred Slipper" by Sax Rohmer
Doves for a bishop and the little mangel-wurzel for the labouring man.
"The Prophet of Berkeley Square" by Robert Hichens
We had him from the work'us when he was seven, to chop mangel wurzel, and here he's been ever since, nigh twelve year.
"The Last Galley" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Red Beet, as well as the Mangel-wurzel, we owe to this humble seaside plant.
"On the Seashore" by R. Cadwallader Smith
The oats were very heavy, and the root crops looked well, especially a field of mangel-wurzel.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
It is smaller than the mangel wurzel, and more compact, and appears in its texture to be more like the Swedish turnip.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
The manurial value of roots varies from 80 cents a ton for carrots, to $1.07 for mangel-wurzel, and $1.14 for parsnips.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
It won't hurt it, it's had mangel-wurzels in already.
"Mary's Meadow" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
A sub-variety of the Mangel Wurzel, producing its roots almost entirely above ground; only a small portion growing within the earth.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Then he turns round and glances at the mangel-wurzel field.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, May 19, 1920" by Various
It won't hurt it, it's had mangel-wurzels in already.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
He has his corn-plot, his plot for mangel-wurzel or hay, for potatoes, for hemp, etc.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
If for a second course, tripe may be substituted for the mangel-wurzel, but oil of vitriol is preferable.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
This last summer, I have proved that, as keep for cows, MANGEL WURZEL is preferable to SWEDISH TURNIPS, whether as to quantity or quality.
"Cottage Economy" by William Cobbett
He had cabbage and mangel-wurzel plants to put in their stead.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
The best vegetable foods for fowls in winter are cabbages and mangel-wurzels.
"Our Domestic Birds" by John H. Robinson
He soon discovers that the melon has no more flavor than a mangel-wurzel, and that the apricot tastes like a turnip radish.
"The Dodd Family Abroad, Vol. I.(of II)" by Charles James Lever
His mouth is open, too, and big enough apparently to hold a mangel-wurzel.
"The Cruise of the Land-Yacht "Wanderer"" by Gordon Stables
Lentils, peas, mangel-wurzels and other forage and potatoes are also grown.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
Is it a whiff of country come to-day, Of mangel-wurzels, or of new-mown hay?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 105 December 23rd, 1893" by Various