noun Back·stein \ˈbäkˌs(h)tīn\
variants: less commonly



Definition of Backstein



  1. :  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 — more at bake, stone

First Known Use: circa 1911

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