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A dark, sourish bread made from whole, coarsely ground rye.

[German, probably from dialectal, term of abuse : obsolete Pumper, breaking wind (from dialectal pumpern, to break wind, from Middle High German, to knock, frequentative of pumpen, of imitative origin) + German Nickel, goblin; see nickel.]
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(Cookery) a slightly sour black bread, originating in Germany, made of coarse rye flour
[C18: from German, of uncertain origin]
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(ˈpʌm pərˌnɪk əl)

a coarse, dark, slightly sour bread made of unbolted rye.
[1750–60; < German pumper(n) to break wind + Nickel hypocoristic form of Nikolaus Nicholas (compare nickel); presumably applied to the bread from its effect on the digestive system]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pumpernickel - bread made of coarse rye flourpumpernickel - bread made of coarse rye flour  
rye bread - any of various breads made entirely or partly with rye flour
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[ˈpʌmpənɪkl] Npan m de centeno entero
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WESTMINSTER - The Cultural Council is again bringing a variety of cultural and education experiences for residents this year, and first up on the playbill is the Pumpernickel Puppets at 9:30 a.m.