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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [souuh r-krout, sou-er-]
    • /ˈsaʊərˌkraʊt, ˈsaʊ ər-/
    • /ˈsaʊə.kraʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [souuh r-krout, sou-er-]
    • /ˈsaʊərˌkraʊt, ˈsaʊ ər-/

Definitions of sauerkraut word

  • noun sauerkraut cabbage cut fine, salted, and allowed to ferment until sour. 1
  • noun sauerkraut fermented cabbage 1
  • uncountable noun sauerkraut Sauerkraut is cabbage which has been cut into very small pieces and pickled. It is eaten mainly in Germany. 0
  • noun sauerkraut finely shredded and pickled cabbage 0
  • noun sauerkraut chopped cabbage fermented in a brine of its own juice with salt 0

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Origin of sauerkraut

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
1610-20; < German, equivalent to sauer sour + Kraut greens

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Parts of speech for Sauerkraut


sauerkraut popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for sauerkraut

noun sauerkraut

  • broccoli — Broccoli is a vegetable with green stalks and green or purple tops.
  • broccolis — a form of a cultivated cruciferous plant, Brassica oleracea botrytis, whose leafy stalks and clusters of usually green buds are eaten as a vegetable.
  • brussels sprout — Brussels sprouts are vegetables that look like tiny cabbages.
  • cabbage — A cabbage is a round vegetable with white, green or purple leaves that is usually eaten cooked.
  • coleslaw — Coleslaw is a salad of chopped raw cabbage, carrots, onions, and sometimes other vegetables, usually with mayonnaise.

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