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streusel

[ German shtroi-zuhl; English stroo-zuhl, stroi- ]
/ German ˈʃtrɔɪ zəl; English ˈstru zəl, ˈstrɔɪ- /
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noun

a topping for coffeecake, consisting of crumbs of blended sugar, cinnamon, flour, butter, and chopped nutmeats.

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Origin of streusel

1925–30; <German: literally, a sprinkling; see strew
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streusel
/ (ˈstruːsəl, ˈstrɔɪ-, German ˈʃtrɔyzəl) /

noun

mainly US a crumbly topping for rich pastries

Word Origin for streusel

German, from streuen to strew
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