Definition of pretzel
: a brittle or chewy glazed usually salted slender bread often shaped like a loose knot
Recent Examples of pretzel from the Web
The club handed out free construction hats, goldfish, pretzels and water.
Rounding out the top 5: Tommy’s Detroit Bar & Grill serving their burger topped with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Wigley’s corned beef and provolone cheese in between a buttery pretzel bun.
My thoughts resemble ballpark pretzels, or Watson’s double helix.
There will be snack stands set up with popcorn, cotton candy and soft pretzels, as well as a full menu of traditional picnic fare, Grisham said.
Grilled cheese has been added to the selection of food which will be available in addition to hamburgers, hot dogs, pretzels and other holiday fare.
That product was the Fun Fluffy Stick, a huge marshmallow covered in either chocolate, sugar crystals, graham crackers, or pretzels.
Universal Orlando INCREDIBLE HULK The big green roller coaster with its pretzel-like track and a story out of Marvel Comics debuted when Universal’s Islands of Adventure opened in 1999 and immediately got high rankings on coaster fan websites.
The solution is in a former storage space, now replete with foods like fruit, granola bars, Veggie Straws, pretzels, fruit cups and trail mix.
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PRETZEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pretzel for English Language Learners
: a long, thin piece of bread that is usually salted and shaped like a knot or stick
PRETZEL Defined for Kids
Definition of pretzel for Students
: a brown cracker that is salted and is often shaped like a loose knot
History for pretzel
Pretzels have been known in the United States since as early as the 1830s, when the word pretzel (borrowed from German Brezel) first turns up in writing. In Germany, though, both the hard, knot-shaped bread and the word for it are many centuries older, going back to medieval German brezitela. The word is ultimately a borrowing from Latin brachiatus, “having branches like arms.” Twisted pastries such as pretzels must have been so called because they suggested a pair of folded arms.
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