küm·​mel ˈki-məl How to pronounce kümmel (audio)
: a colorless liqueur flavored principally with caraway seeds

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Each piece is available in the same colorways that Team Europe wore on the fairway: a collection of bright blues, whites and yellows recalling the flag of the European Union, or a blend of cool neutrals and Loro Piana’s characteristic kummel. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 28 Sep. 2021

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Word History


German, literally, caraway seed, from Old High German kumīn cumin

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kümmel was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Kümmel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/k%C3%BCmmel. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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