streusel

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noun streu·sel \ˈstrü-səl, -zəl, ˈstrȯi-, ˈshtrȯi-\

Definition of streusel

  1. :  a crumbly mixture of fat, sugar, and flour and sometimes nuts and spices that is used as topping or filling for cake

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Origin and Etymology of streusel

German, literally, something strewn, from Middle High German ströusel, from ströuwen to strew, from Old High German strewen


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