springerle

noun spring·er·le \ ˈs(h)priŋərlə \

Definition of springerle

plural -s
:a thick hard cookie that is usually flavored with anise and has a design impressed in relief upon the dough by means of a carved board or rolling pin and that is traditionally eaten at Christmas in German-speaking countries

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Origin and Etymology of springerle

German dialect (Alemannic), literally, hare, diminutive of springer jumper, from Middle High German, from springen to jump (from Old High German springan) + -er


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