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noun streu·sel \ˈstrü-səl, -zəl, ˈstrȯi-, ˈshtrȯi-\

Definition of streusel

  1. :  a crumbly mixture of fat, sugar, and flour and sometimes nuts and spices that is used as topping or filling for cake

Origin and Etymology of streusel

German, literally, something strewn, from Middle High German ströusel, from ströuwen to strew, from Old High German strewen

First Known Use: 1909

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