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Definition of "mangel-wurzel" [man•gel-wur•zel]

  • A variety of the common beet having a large yellowish root, used chiefly as cattle feed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mangel-wurzel" in a sentence
  • "In Europe there is grown widely a large beet they call the mangel-wurzel."
  • "Certainly there is mangel-wurzel in the music of Wagner, although it is another composer whose name begins, B-e-e-t --."
  • "Is there a position in the Kama Sutra that we have not mastered, a recipe for mangel-wurzel that our cook pot hasn't memorized?"