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Definition of pumpernickel

: a dark coarse sourdough bread made of unbolted rye flour

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Recent Examples on the Web The taste is reminiscent of pumpernickel bread and lighter notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, licorice, tobacco and dark fruit like fig and plum. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Christmas Ale guide: 60+ Greater Cleveland breweries offering seasonal, spicy brews," 10 Nov. 2020 The classic North Loop spot, a bar before Rimarcik transformed it, is known for its meatloaf, crab salad on toasted pumpernickel and hearty Reuben, as well as grill classics, steaks and shrimp cocktail. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, "Landmark North Loop restaurant Monte Carlo reopening after first closure in 100-plus years," 7 Aug. 2020 Beyond homemade sourdough: Explore the world through French baguettes, South Asian chapati, German pumpernickel, and six other loaves This newsletter has been curated and edited by David Beard, and Eslah Attar and Jen Tse selected the photographs. Babak Tafreshi, National Geographic, "Trespassing, vandalism rise in U.S. national parks," 14 Apr. 2020 Raise your Instagram cooking game and replace that pumpernickel with a nice coq au vin! Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Now See This Newsletter: A Family Mystery to Watch 'Before Dark'," 3 Apr. 2020 The bagel lineup sticks to the classics, with plain, salt, garlic, everything and a pumpernickel (the latter now served seven days a week). oregonlive, "Portland’s 40 best inexpensive restaurants," 11 Mar. 2020 It's served with coleslaw that's dressed in lemon-poppy seed vinaigrette, the diner's own tartar sauce, pumpernickel bread and a choice of crisp fries or a potato pancake, fried crisp and brown. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "9 Milwaukee fish fries that will make Lent something special," 24 Feb. 2020 Spread the cheese mixture on the pumpernickel bread, then bake at 425 for 5 minutes, until bread is toasted and topping is bubbling and slightly browned. Rasputin Todd, Cincinnati.com, "Goetta Hanky Panky is the most Cincinnati Super Bowl food ever," 30 Jan. 2020 The taste is slightly reminiscent of pumpernickel bread. Brenda Cain And Yadi Rodriguez - Cleveland.com, cleveland, "Toast the holidays with these 36 festive beers from Cleveland’s Best Brewery Contest finalists," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of pumpernickel

1738, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pumpernickel

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

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18 Nov 2020

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“Pumpernickel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pumpernickel. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pumpernickel

: a heavy and dark type of bread made from rye


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Kids Definition of pumpernickel

: a dark rye bread

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