Definition of mangel in English:

mangel

Syllabification: man·gel
Pronunciation: /ˈmaNGgəl
 
/
(also mangel-wurzel)

noun

  • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: from German Mangoldwurzel, from Mangold 'beet' + Wurzel 'root'.

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