A beet of a variety with a large root, cultivated as feed for livestock.
- Beta vulgaris subsp. crassa, family Chenopodiaceae
More example sentences
- A couple of the beds will be given more attention, and fennel, mangels and sprouting broccoli sown in them.
- I'm late sowing runner beans, fennel and mangels (for Smokey and the pigs) but all will go in tomorrow.
- Cattle farming required a more intensive cultivation of fodder crops such as maize, potatoes, turnips, and mangels.
mid 19th century: from German Mangoldwurzel, from Mangold 'beet' + Wurzel 'root'.
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