variants: or snits or less commonly snitz \ ˈshnits \
plural schnitz or snits also snitz

Definition of schnitz

: sliced dried fruit especially : sliced dried apples

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History and Etymology for schnitz

Pennsylvania German, schnitz, plural of schnutz section of dried fruit, alteration of German schnitz slice, cut, from Middle High German sniz; akin to Old High German snīdan to cut

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“Schnitz.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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