Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Chopped or shredded cabbage salted and fermented in its own juice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A favorite German dish, consisting of cabbage cut fine, pressed into a cask, with alternate layers of salt, and suffered to ferment till it becomes sour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Cabbage cut fine and allowed to ferment in a brine made of its own juice with salt, -- a German dish.

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  • noun A dish made by fermenting finely chopped cabbage.
  • noun obsolete, ethnic slur, offensive, slang A German person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun shredded cabbage fermented in brine

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German : sauer, sour; see sauerbraten + Kraut, cabbage (from Middle High German krūt, from Old High German).]

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

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  • Good King Sauerkraut, look out!

    On your feets uneven,

    While the snoo lay round about...

    --Walt Kelly

    May 3, 2007