pumpernickel

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

Definition of pumpernickel

  1. :  a dark coarse sourdough bread made of unbolted rye flour

Origin and Etymology of pumpernickel

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


First Known Use: 1738


PUMPERNICKEL Defined for English Language Learners

pumpernickel

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

Definition of pumpernickel for English Language Learners

  • : a heavy and dark type of bread made from rye


PUMPERNICKEL Defined for Kids

pumpernickel

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

Definition of pumpernickel for Students

  1. :  a dark rye bread


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