Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. rə-PUN-zəl(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of an edible plant. It is borne by a long-haired young woman locked in a tower in an 1812 German fairy tale recorded by the Brothers Grimm. An evil sorceress gave her the name after she was taken as a baby from her parents, who had stolen the rapunzel plant from the sorceress's garden. The Grimms adapted the story from earlier tales (which used various names for the heroine).

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Entry added November 16, 2019