wur·​zel ˈwər-zəl How to pronounce wurzel (audio)
: mangel

Examples of wurzel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The appetizer, made with duck fat butter, brandy and port, is one of the richest spreads around; housemade wurzel bread makes for a fine canvas. Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2022 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

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wurzel was in 1869

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Cite this Entry

“Wurzel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wurzel. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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