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[stoh-luh n; German shtaw-luh n]
noun German Cookery.
  1. a sweetened bread made from raised dough, usually containing nuts, raisins, and citron.
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Origin of stollen

1925–30; < German Stolle(n), literally, post, support; so called from its shape
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  1. a rich sweet bread containing nuts, raisins, etc
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Word Origin

German, from Stollen wooden post, prop; so called from its shape; see stall 1
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