a coarse, dark, slightly sour bread made of unbolted rye.
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How to use pumpernickel in a sentence
They produced pumpernickel from one cupboard, and rye-bread and sausage from another, and all began to talk again and eat.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
From a German bake shop get the bread, either "Kummel," (which is rye with caraway seeds), or pumpernickel.Suppers | Paul Pierce
Mom fried pork sausages in the morning, you loved the smell of pumpernickel from the bakery in Vesey Street.The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
Our sub-officers and privates received good pickled meat with vegetables, pumpernickel (black bread) and rye whiskey.
Then we had pumpernickel, Gruyère cheese and radishes, and for a third course vanilla ice.Home Life in Germany | Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
British Dictionary definitions for pumpernickel
a slightly sour black bread, originating in Germany, made of coarse rye flour
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