What does sauerkraut mean?

Definitions for sauerkrautˈsaʊərˌkraʊt, ˈsaʊ ər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sauerkraut(noun)

    shredded cabbage fermented in brine


  1. sauerkraut(Noun)

    A dish made by fermenting finely chopped cabbage.

  2. sauerkraut(Noun)

    A German person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sauerkraut(noun)

    cabbage cut fine and allowed to ferment in a brine made of its own juice with salt, -- a German dish

  2. Origin: [G., fr. sauer sour + kraut herb, cabbage.]


  1. Sauerkraut

    Sauerkraut, directly translated: "sour cabbage", is finely cut cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria, including Leuconostoc, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus. It has a long shelf-life and a distinctive sour flavor, both of which result from the lactic acid that forms when the bacteria ferment the sugars in the cabbage. Coleslaw, an unfermented dish made from fresh cabbage, may also be made with an acidic taste, but is otherwise quite different.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sauerkraut

    a favourite article of food in Germany and elsewhere in North Europe; formed of thinly sliced young cabbage laid in layers, with salt and spice-seeds, pressed in casks and allowed to ferment.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sauerkraut in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sauerkraut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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