Definition of sauerkraut in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsou(ə)rˌkrout/


Chopped cabbage that has been pickled in brine.
Example sentences
  • Choucroute, a statement of Alsatian identity on a plate, is a sturdy dish of sauerkraut laden with cured and boiled meats: smoked sausage, ham knuckles, belly pork.
  • He liked sausages, sauerkraut, tongue, pickles, cucumber salad, and goose liver, which became, on festive occasions, an almost holy object that only Karel could slice and distribute to his congregation of gourmets.
  • Alsace is also, incidentally, the home of choucroute garnie, a traditional dish of sauerkraut and various forms of pork.


From German, from sauer 'sour' + Kraut 'vegetable'.

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Syllabification: sau·er·kraut

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