sauerkraut

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noun sau·er·kraut \ˈsau̇(-ə)r-ˌkrau̇t\

Definition of sauerkraut

  1. :  cabbage cut fine and fermented in a brine made of its own juice with salt

Origin and Etymology of sauerkraut

German, from sauer sour + Kraut greens


First Known Use: 1617


SAUERKRAUT Defined for English Language Learners

sauerkraut

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noun sau·er·kraut \ˈsau̇(-ə)r-ˌkrau̇t\

Definition of sauerkraut for English Language Learners

  • : a German food made of a vegetable (called a cabbage) that is cut into small pieces and soaked in a salty and sour liquid


SAUERKRAUT Defined for Kids

sauerkraut

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noun sau·er·kraut \ˈsau̇-ər-ˌkrau̇t\

Definition of sauerkraut for Students

  1. :  finely cut cabbage soaked in a salty mixture



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