[strood-l; German shtrood-l]
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Origin of strudel

1925–30; < German: literally, eddy, whirlpool Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for strudel


  1. 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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