a variety of large beet, used as food for cattle, esp. in Europe
Origin of mangel-wurzelGer, altered by associated, association with mangel, lack from mangoldwurzel from mangold, beet + wurzel, root
A variety of the common beet having a large yellowish root, used chiefly as cattle feed.
Origin of mangel-wurzelGerman Mangelwurzel alteration ( influenced by Mangel scarcity ) of Mangoldwurzel Mangold beet ( from Middle High German mānegolt ) Wurzel root ; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.
- Alternative spelling of mangelwurzel.