küm·​mel | \ ˈki-məl How to pronounce kümmel (audio) \

Definition of kümmel

: a colorless liqueur flavored principally with caraway seeds

Examples of kümmel in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of kümmel

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kümmel

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

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The first known use of kümmel was in 1864

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7 Oct 2021

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“Kümmel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/k%C3%BCmmel. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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