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

: a heavy and dark type of bread made from rye

Full Definition of PUMPERNICKEL

:  a dark coarse sourdough bread made of unbolted rye flour


German, from pumpern to break wind + Nickel goblin; from its reputed indigestibility
First Known Use: 1756

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel


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