Definition of Backstein
: 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
First Known Use: circa 1911See Words from the same year
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