[kim-uh l; German ky-muh l]
- a colorless cordial or liqueur flavored with cumin, caraway seeds, etc., made especially in the Baltic area.
- Leyden cheese containing caraway seeds.
Origin of kümmel
1880–85; < German Kümmel, Old High German kumil, apparently dissimilated variant of kumin cumin
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Examples from the Web for kummel
From a German bake shop get the bread, either "Kummel," (which is rye with caraway seeds), or Pumpernickel.Suppers
Sarelli lifted the kummel bottle and emptied it into his glass, with a steady hand.Villa Rubein and Other Stories
She never had to sit long in front of the little glass which she discovered to be kummel; the waiter always brought it unasked.A Bed of Roses
W. L. George
He insisted upon drinking three glasses of kummel—why had they not poured in maple sirup?A Romance of Youth, Complete
“Kummel—both,” he said to the waiter, and turned his attention to a little paper packet he had taken from his pocket.The Plattner Story and Others
H. G. Wells
- a German liqueur flavoured with aniseed and cumin
C19: from German Kümmel, from Old High German kumil, probably variant of kumin cumin