from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cordial made especially in the Baltic provinces of Russia, flavored with cumin, caraway, or fennel, and generally much sweetened. The best quality is called allasch.

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

  • noun A Russian and German liqueur, consisting of a sweetened spirit flavored with caraway seeds.

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

  • noun liqueur flavored with caraway seed or cumin


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  • Russia was honored in a similar way by means of a few bottles of kummel.

    Off on a Comet 2003

  • Coffee and kummel; with the blue smoke wreathing up from their cigars Warren approached the subject of their business.

    Ruined City Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960 1951

  • Then, half suffocated, Vogotzine flung the paper on the floor; and, with eyes distended with horror, drawing the caraffe of kummel toward him, he half emptied it, drinking glass after glass to recover his self-control.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete Various

  • After eating his usual copious breakfast, he had imprudently asked the waiter for a Russian paper; and, as he read, and sipped his kummel, which he found a little insipid and almost made him regret the vodka of his native land, his eyes fell upon a letter from Odessa, in which there was a detailed description of the execution of three nihilists, two of them gentlemen.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete Various

  • The enormous quantity of kummel he had absorbed, together with the terror produced by the article he had read, had proved too much for the good man: his face was fiery, and he constantly moistened his dry lips.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete Various

  • He insisted upon drinking three glasses of kummel -- why had they not poured in maple sirup?

    The French Immortals Series — Complete Various

  • Mr Galloway rapped on the table, and ordered another kummel.

    The Man Upstairs and Other Stories 1928

  • "I expect we're way off the track," says I; "but I'd like to have you take a careless glance at the giddy old party over under the kummel sign in the corner; the one facin 'this way -- there."

    Odd Numbers Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford 1907

  • The guests were departing early, and kummel and coffee was already being served on a large silver salver by the _buffetschek_, whom Malcolm recognized as the ubiquitous Boolba.

    The Book of All-Power Edgar Wallace 1903

  • Sarelli lifted the kummel bottle and emptied it into his glass, with a steady hand.

    Villa Rubein, and other stories John Galsworthy 1900


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  • caraway-flavored liqueur from Northern Europe

    February 24, 2007