from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A crumblike topping for coffee cakes and rich breads, consisting of flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and sometimes chopped nutmeats.
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- n. A crumbly topping for cakes and quick breads. It is made of sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon, and often chopped nuts.
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- n. a crumbly topping for a pastry
- n. pastry with a topping of streusel
German, streusel, from Middle High German ströusel, something strewn, from ströuwen, to sprinkle, from Old High German strowwen; see ster-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Streusel. (Wiktionary)