zwieback


zwieback

noun

  1. a special egg bread made into rusks.

noun

  1. a small type of rusk, which has been baked first as a loaf, then sliced and toasted, usually bought ready-made
n.

1894, from German Zweiback “biscuit,” literally “twice-baked,” from zwei “two, twice” + backen “to bake;” loan-translation of Italian biscotto (see biscuit).

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