Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mangel-wurzel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of mangel-wurzel.

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  • noun The sugar beet, which can be refined to equal cane sugar in all manners save for botanical origin.
  • noun A mangelwurzel, a plant of the beet family raised as cattle feed.

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Examples

  • In Europe there is grown widely a large beet they call the mangel-wurzel.

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  • Master Pucklechurch growled at first, and foretold that nothing would come of "thicken a '"; that the "mangled weazel," as he called the mangel wurzel, would not grow; and that the cows would never eat "that there red clover as they calls apollyon;" but when the mangel swelled into splendid crimson root and the cows throve upon the bright fields of trifolium, he was as proud as any one, and he showed off the sleek sides of the kine, and the big mis-shapen roots of the beet with the utmost satisfaction.

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  • There are big coarse members of the beet and cabbage families called the mangel wurzel and ruta baga.

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  • There are big coarse members of the beet and cabbage families called the mangel wurzel and ruta baga.

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  • “And the same is true,” said I, “of root-crops, such as mangel-wurzel, turnips, etc., but the fact has no other significance than this: If you grow potatoes for many years on the same land and manure them with nitrogenous manures, the soil is likely to be speedily impoverished of potash.”

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  • "There are big coarse members of the beet and cabbage families called the mangel wurzel and ruta baga.

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  • Another column of smoke erupted from the tank car of compressed mangel-wurzel, delaying any hopes the neighbors might have had of returning to their homes.

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  • Certainly there is mangel-wurzel in the music of Wagner, although it is another composer whose name begins, B-e-e-t --.

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  • Perhaps it is mangel-wurzel that we see in Rasputin.

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  • Is there a position in the Kama Sutra that we have not mastered, a recipe for mangel-wurzel that our cook pot hasn't memorized?

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