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zwieback

[ zwahy-bak, -bahk, zwee-, swahy-, swee-; German tsvee-bahk ]
/ ˈzwaɪˌbæk, -ˌbɑk, ˈzwi-, ˈswaɪ-, ˈswi-; German ˈtsviˌbɑk /
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noun

a special egg bread made into rusks.

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Origin of zwieback

1890–95, Americanism;<German: twice-baked, equivalent to zwie twice + backen to bake. See twi-, bake; cf. biscuit
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British Dictionary definitions for zwieback

zwieback
/ (ˈzwaɪˌbæk, ˈzwiː-, German ˈtsviːbak) /

noun

a small type of rusk, which has been baked first as a loaf, then sliced and toasted, usually bought ready-made
German: twice-baked
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