Definition of streusel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstro͞ozəl/ /ˈstroi-/


1A crumbly topping or filling made from fat, flour, sugar, and often cinnamon.
Example sentences
  • Apple Crumble consists of brown sugar ice cream with cinnamon streusel, apples and a caramel swirl.
  • Topped with the perfect amount of cinnamon streusel crunch, this will leave you speechless!
  • The actual streusel goes in the center of the plate, with more fresh blueberries, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and an artful drizzle of blueberry sauce.
1.1A cake or pastry with a streusel topping.
Example sentences
  • I quickly assemble a rum cake, a plate of vanilla ice cream and a streusel.
  • For the chocolate streusel: Preheat oven to 310 degrees.
  • At the top, the reward for both athletes and mere mortals is a piece of one of Sue King's pies-especially her fruit ones: rhubarb, peach, boysenberry, pear with cheddar streusel, and Dutch apple.


From German Streusel, from streuen 'sprinkle'.

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Syllabification: streu·sel

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