[ strood-l; German shtrood-l ]
/ ˈstrud l; German ˈʃtrud l /
a pastry, usually consisting of a fruit, cheese, or other mixture, rolled in a paper-thin sheet of dough and baked.
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Origin of strudel
1925–30; < German: literally, eddy, whirlpool
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British Dictionary definitions for strudel
/ (ˈstruːdəl, German ˈʃtruːdəl) /
a thin sheet of filled dough rolled up and bakedapple strudel
Word Origin for strudel
German, from Middle High German strodel eddy, whirlpool, so called from the way the pastry is rolled
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Word Origin and History for strudel
kind of Austrian pastry, 1893, from German Strudel, literally "eddy, whirlpool," from Old High German stredan "to bubble, boil, whirl, eddy," from PIE root *ser- (2) "to flow" (see serum).
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