Sauerkraut meaning

sourkrout
Chopped or shredded cabbage salted and fermented in its own juice.
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Chopped cabbage fermented in a brine of its own juice with salt.
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A dish made by fermenting finely chopped cabbage.
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Origin of sauerkraut

  • German sauer sour sauerbraten Kraut cabbage (from Middle High German krūt) (from Old High German)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowed into English around 1600 from German Sauerkraut, from sauer (“sour, acidic, spoiled") + Kraut (“herb", specifically “cabbage").

    From Wiktionary