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pumpernickel

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noun pum·per·nick·el \ˈpəm-pər-ˌni-kəl\

Simple Definition of pumpernickel

  • : a heavy and dark type of bread made from rye

Full Definition of pumpernickel

  1. :  a dark coarse sourdough bread made of unbolted rye flour

Origin of pumpernickel

German, from pumpern to break wind + Nickel goblin; from its reputed indigestibility


First Known Use: 1756


PUMPERNICKEL Defined for Kids

pumpernickel

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noun pum·per·nick·el \ˈpəm-pər-ˌni-kəl\

Definition of pumpernickel

  1. :  a dark rye bread




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