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A crumblike topping for coffeecakes and rich breads, consisting of flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and sometimes chopped nuts.

[German, streusel, from Middle High German ströusel, something strewn, from ströuwen, to sprinkle, from Old High German strowwen; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈstruːsəl; ˈstrɔɪ-; German ˈʃtrɔyzəl)
(Cookery) chiefly US a crumbly topping for rich pastries
[German, from streuen to strew]
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(ˈstru zəl, ˈstrɔɪ-, ˈʃtrɔɪ-)

a mixture of flour, butter, sugar, nuts, and cinnamon used as a topping esp. on coffeecake.
[1925–30; < German: literally, a sprinkling; akin to strew]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.streusel - pastry with a topping of streusel
pastry - any of various baked foods made of dough or batter
2.streusel - a crumbly topping for a pastry
topping - a flavorful addition on top of a dish
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