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 (swē′băk′, -bäk′, swī′-, zwē′-, zwī′-)
A usually sweetened bread first baked as a loaf and later cut into slices and toasted.

[German : zwie-, twice (from Middle High German zwi-, from Old High German; see dwo- in Indo-European roots) + backen, to bake (from Middle High German, from Old High German bahhan, backan).]
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(ˈzwaɪˌbæk; ˈzwiː-; German ˈtsviːbak)
(Cookery) a small type of rusk, which has been baked first as a loaf, then sliced and toasted, usually bought ready-made
[German: twice-baked]
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(ˈzwaɪˌbæk, -ˌbɑk, ˈzwi-, ˈswaɪ-, ˈswi-)

an egg bread, often sweetened, that is baked, sliced and dried, then baked again until crisp.
[1890–95, Amer.; < German: twice-baked =zwie twice + -back, derivative of backen to bake. See twi-, bake; compare biscuit]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zwieback - slice of sweet raised bread baked again until it is brown and hard and crispzwieback - slice of sweet raised bread baked again until it is brown and hard and crisp
toast - slices of bread that have been toasted
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n (US) → Zwieback m
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The Prime Minister had lodgings in a second floor, and the Foreign Secretary occupied the comfortable lodgings over Zwieback's Conditorey.
In 1931, the Communist Party functionary and historian of Central Asia, Mikhail Tsvibak (Zwieback, 1899-1937) initiated the persecution of the academic school headed by the eminent Orientalist Vasilii Barthold (1869-1930) in Tashkent.
Jewish families ascended from the schmatta trade to own and run destination department storesnames like Gerngross, Zwieback, and Jacob Rothberger that are engraved in gold font into the wall of the exhibit like a memorial, were analogous in their centrality in retail culture to present-day giants like Saks, Neiman Marcus, or Bergdorf Goodman.
See "The Semiotics of Zwieback: Feast and Famine in the Narratives of Mennonite Refugee Women," in Sisters or Strangers: Immigrant, Ethnic and Racialized Women in Canadian History (University of Toronto Press, 2004), and "More than 'Just' Recipes: Mennonite Cookbooks in Mid-Twentieth Century North America," in Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History (University of Toronto Press, 2012).
There is Alex's diaper to change and hands to wash and an apple to cut up for a snack for her and some Zwieback biscuits for Alex.
On the Zwieback Trail: A Russian Mennonite Alphabet of Stories, Recipes and Historic Events more than lives up to its title; it is packed cover to cover with countless fascinating facts about Ukrainian Mennonite culture.
(47) Adam J Zwieback has analysed the groups of non-repatriates who over several years eventually were returned to the United States.
FOOD COMPARISONS FOOD ACRYLAMIDE CONTENT (ppb) Granola with raisins 129 Granola bar with raisins 26 French fries, fast-food 393 Baked potato with peel 23 Teething biscuits 381 Babies' zwieback toast 33 Crackers, butter-type 336 Crackers, saltine 39 Prune juice, bottled 326 Baby food, plums/prunes ND Shredded wheat cereal 237 Crisped rice cereal 36 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Carl Brandt has reintroduced its popular original zwieback. Memory food for generations, zwieback, imported from Germany, offers light and wholesome refreshment through a unique baking method.