Backstein

noun Back·stein \ ˈbäkˌs(h)tīn \
variants: or less commonly Backsteiner \-nə(r)\

Definition of Backstein

plural -s
:a German cheese resembling limburger that is produced in brick shape

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Origin and Etymology of backstein

German backsteinkäse, literally, brick cheese, from backstein brick (from backen to bake—from Old High German backan—+ stein stone, from Old High German) + käse cheese; akin to Old High German bahhan to bake


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