Definition of strudel
: a pastry made from a thin sheet of dough rolled up with filling and baked apple strudel
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The word strudel first appeared in English in the late 19th century, but the confection the word refers to is likely much older. The strudel is Austrian in origin, and its name comes from the German word Strudel, meaning "whirlpool" - which the pastry resembles when cut to reveal its thin sheet of dough rolled around the filling. Strudels can be sweet or savory, but the sweet apple strudel is the most famous.
Origin and Etymology of strudel
German, literally, whirlpool
First Known Use: 1881
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Definition of strudel for English Language Learners
: a German pastry made of thin dough rolled up with fruit filling and baked
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