from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of the common beet having a large yellowish root, used chiefly as cattle feed.
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- n. Alternative spelling of mangelwurzel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of large field beet (Beta macrorhiza), used as food for cattle, -- by some considered a mere variety of the ordinary beet. See beet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of beet, Beta vulgaris macrorhiza, producing a larger and coarser root than the garden-beet, which is extensively cultivated as food for cattle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cultivated as feed for livestock
- n. beet with a large yellowish root; grown chiefly as cattle feed
German Mangelwurzel, alteration (influenced by Mangel, scarcity) of Mangoldwurzel : Mangold, beet (from Middle High German mānegolt) + Wurzel, root.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)