Definitions for pumpernickelˈpʌm pərˌnɪk əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. black bread, pumpernickel(noun)

    bread made of coarse rye flour


  1. pumpernickel(Noun)

    A German sourdough bread made from rye

  2. Origin: From Pumpernickel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pumpernickel(noun)

    a sort of bread, made of unbolted rye, which forms the chief food of the Westphalian peasants. It is acid but nourishing

  2. Origin: [G.]


  1. Pumpernickel

    Pumpernickel is a typically heavy, slightly sweet rye bread traditionally made with coarsely ground rye. It is often made with a combination of rye flour and whole rye berries. At one time it was traditional peasant fare, but largely during the 20th century various forms became popular through delicatessens and supermarkets.

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