man·​gel ˈmaŋ-gəl How to pronounce mangel (audio)
: 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, 24 Jan. 2019

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Word History


short for mangel-wurzel

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mangel was in 1860

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“Mangel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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