man·​gel | \ ˈmaŋ-gəl How to pronounce mangel (audio) \

Definition of mangel

: a large coarse yellow- to reddish-orange beet grown chiefly as food for cattle

Examples of mangel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mangel-Wurzel: This beetroot is grown mainly for livestock feed, but is also edible for humans when harvested small (although a small mangel-wurzel is still quite large!). Robin Tribble, Popular Mechanics, "How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin," 24 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of mangel

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mangel

short for mangel-wurzel

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“Mangel.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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