[German shtroi-zuh l; English stroo-zuh l, stroi-]
a topping for coffeecake, consisting of crumbs of blended sugar, cinnamon, flour, butter, and chopped nutmeats.
Origin of streusel
1925–30; < German: literally, a sprinkling; see strew
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Examples from the Web for streusel
Brush over with egg, spread some Streusel over the top, allow to raise, and bake.
Brush over with egg, and spread some Streusel on top (see Streusel cake).
mainly US a crumbly topping for rich pastries
Word Origin for streusel
German, from streuen to strew
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