Definition of choucroute in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /SHo͞oˈkro͞ot/


Pickled cabbage; sauerkraut.
Example sentences
  • Here we serve 100 platefuls of choucroute a day.
  • However, the German name Sauerkraut and the French choucroute (a corruption of the German) were already in use, and stuck when the technique changed.
  • Chez Yvonne dishes up the best choucroute garnie, heaps of sauerkraut blanketed by cuts of pork and potatoes.


French, from German dialect Surkrut 'sauerkraut', influenced by French chou 'cabbage'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: chou·croute

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.