pum·​per·​nick·​el | \ ˈpəm-pər-ˌni-kəl How to pronounce pumpernickel (audio) \

Definition of pumpernickel

: a dark coarse sourdough bread made of unbolted rye flour

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Prior to being spread on the pumpernickel, the ricotta gets a dash of chives and parsley. Birmingham Magazine, al, "Birmingham City Bite: Chez Fonfon Tartine," 2 Aug. 2019 Turn to good pumpernickel bread to layer up smoked salmon and quick pickles. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "When you can’t be bothered to cook, these 7 recipes will save the day," 5 Aug. 2019 If he's always wanted to try the pumpernickel and rye swirl bread, go for it. Anchorage Daily News, "The Kitchn: 5 tips to help your kids pack their own school lunches," 24 July 2019 She is widely known for being a pop-diva, an ex-Disney star and a former friend to a big purple and green dinosaur who eats pumpernickel bread, but Selena Gomez is far more than that. Samantha Lopez, Houston Chronicle, "Selena Gomez turns 27. Here are 27 things you (probably) didn't know about her," 22 July 2019 Serve with pumpernickel bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, chopped fresh chives, and smoked salmon if desired. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Everything Bagel Dip," 21 Dec. 2018 There’s a pumpernickel made with cocoa, molasses, used coffee grounds, and burnt caramel for tartness. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "This Is How You Make a Perfect New York Bagel," 28 Dec. 2018 The problem is, most rye and pumpernickel bread in grocery stores is made with refined flours. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating," 17 July 2018 His bowl is garnished with big pumpernickel croutons, which is one of the only items the couple purchases ready-made, says Valentina. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Along Norwood’s Automile, outstanding Turkish cuisine at Gyro & Kebab House," 7 May 2018

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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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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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