pumpernickel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pumpernickel bread made of coarse rye flour
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pumpernickel A sort of bread, made of unbolted rye, which forms the chief food of the Westphalian peasants. It is acid but nourishing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pumpernickel A kind of coarse bread made from unbolted rye, used especially in Westphalia. It has a little acidity, but is agreeable to the taste, though not very nourishing. Also called bombernickel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pumpernickel pump′er-nik-el a kind of coarse bread, made of unsifted rye, much used in Westphalia.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger., a heavy, stupid fellow, from pumper, a heavy fall, nickel=Nicholas.

Usage

In literature:

Everybody in Pumpernickel knew everybody.
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
You will find that there is something wrong with your passport, and you will be sent on to Pumpernickel for examination.
"Selected Stories" by Bret Harte
I am going to visit the old haunts of my youth at Pumpernickel.
"Men's Wives" by William Makepeace Thackeray
There was also a great dish of pumpernickel besides the usual food.
"Pointed Roofs" by Dorothy Richardson
Camembert is equally good on thin slices of apple, pineapple, pear, French "flute" or pumpernickel.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
The rye meal is used for making pumpernickel, a Swiss and Swedish rye flour bread.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
Minna did not remain long a prisoner in her own room, feeding upon pumpernickel and water and bitter thoughts.
"A Romance Of Tompkins Square" by Thomas A. Janvier
Pumpernickel cut in slices, dried in an oven and rolled fine may also be used.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
From a German bake shop get the bread, either "Kummel," (which is rye with caraway seeds), or Pumpernickel.
"Suppers" by Paul Pierce
The ceremony was a credit to the Court of Pumpernickel.
"The New Germany" by George Young
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In news:

Filet of Minnesota walleye pike encrusted in pumpernickel, served on a bed of cranberry, wild rice with mixed fresh greens and rustic bread.
Good with chunks of sourdough bread or slices of pumpernickel.
Start with hearty, rustic bread such as 7 grain, pumpernickel or seeded rye.
Richard Blais piles the toppings on his tender grilled asparagus: caper-onion relish, soft-boiled eggs and toasted pumpernickel bread crumbs instead of the usual white bread croutons.
1 thick slice of pumpernickel bread.
Pumpernickel 's Deli stays true to NYC ideal.
Shippy 's Pumpernickels East.
Shippy 's Pumpernickels Restaurant.
Richard Blais piles the toppings on his tender grilled asparagus : caper-onion relish, soft-boiled eggs and toasted pumpernickel bread crumbs instead of the usual white bread croutons.
Throw some half-sour pickles and onion-pumpernickel rolls into the doggie bag and you've got tradition as well as value -- the very definition of a top-notch deli .
Smoked Salmon, Pumpernickel, Mustard Libation: Johnnie Walker Selection.
2 slices rye or pumpernickel bread.
Filet of Minnesota walleye pike encrusted in pumpernickel, served on a bed of cranberry, wild rice with mixed fresh greens and rustic bread.
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