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pretzel

noun pret·zel \ˈpret-səl\

: a long, thin piece of bread that is usually salted and shaped like a knot or stick

Full Definition of PRETZEL

:  a brittle or chewy glazed usually salted slender bread often shaped like a loose knot

Origin of PRETZEL

German Brezel, ultimately from Latin brachiatus having branches like arms, from brachium arm — more at brace
First Known Use: circa 1838

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