What does pumpernickel mean?

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pumpernickel

    pump′er-nik-el, n. a kind of coarse bread, made of unsifted rye, much used in Westphalia. [Ger., a heavy, stupid fellow, from pumper, a heavy fall, nickel=Nicholas.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pumpernickel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pumpernickel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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