stol·​len ˈshtō-lən How to pronounce stollen (audio)
plural stollen or stollens
: a sweet yeast bread of German origin containing fruit and nuts

Examples of stollen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike other stollen, a traditional fruit bread enjoyed across Germany, Dresdner Christstollen is in a league of its own. Melanie Hamilton, CNN, 9 Dec. 2022 To end the meal, diners can choose from a sprawling dessert buffet featuring a festive spin on holiday classics such as buche de noel, rice pudding, Mexican eggnog macarons, and stollen. William Li, Town & Country, 5 Dec. 2022 Common examples: brioche, challah, stollen and panettone. Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2021 There’s also a high tea that day, promising stollen and Yule logs. Janice Wald Henderson, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Nov. 2019 Highlights: Make your first stop — and come back on your way out of town — the Bavarian Bakery, and pray mightily that owner and baker Berthold Timmerman coaxed an apple strudel or marzipan stollen from the oven a half-hour before., 20 May 2018 Three miles east is Kruta Bakery, a fourth-generation business that specializes in stollen, made with 10 types of fillings. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Apr. 2018 Money was raised not only through the sale of stollen oil, but through agriculture and through well organized and enforced taxation. Longreads, 6 Apr. 2018 Many were classics: More than one of you sent in a recipe for stollen, fruitcake, molasses or ginger cookies, pfeffernüsse or sugar cookies. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Dec. 2017

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Word History


German, literally, post, support, from Old High German stollo — more at stela

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stollen was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Stollen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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