mangel-wurzel definition

  • noun:
    • multiple the normal beet having a large yellowish root, used mainly as cattle feed.
    • Alternative spelling of mangelwurzel.
    • some sort of huge field beet (Beta macrorhiza), used as food for cattle, -- by some considered only number of the ordinary beet. See beet.
    • multiple beet, Beta vulgaris macrorhiza, producing a larger and coarser root as compared to garden-beet, which can be thoroughly cultivated as food for cattle.
    • cultivated as feed for livestock
    • beet with a large yellow root; grown chiefly as cattle feed

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