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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 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 Other doughs for whole wheat, pumpernickel and cinnamon-raisin will likely come further down the line along with more creative specials like heirloom purple cornmeal, which was featured in Bon Appetit. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Boichik Bagels ready to open in Berkeley with New York-style bagels," 6 Nov. 2019 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

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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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12 Feb 2020

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“Pumpernickel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pumpernickel?show=0&t=1321801209. Accessed 19 Feb. 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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