schnitzel

[shnit-suhl]
noun
a cutlet, especially of veal.

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; < German: a shaving, derivative of schnitzeln to whittle

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schnitzel (ˈʃnɪtsəl)
 
n
See also Wiener schnitzel a thin slice of meat, esp veal
 
[German: cutlet, from schnitzen to carve, schnitzeln to whittle]

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schnitzel
veal cutlet, 1854, from Ger. Schnitzel "cutlet," lit. "a slice," from Schnitz "a cut, slice" (+ -el, dim. suffix), from schnitzen "to carve," frequentative of schneiden "to cut," from O.H.G. snidan, cognate with O.E. sniþan "to cut," from P.Gmc. *snithanan.
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The menu features several kinds of schnitzel, which can be prepared a variety of different ways.
Menu items range from familiar fish and chips or hot dogs to more exotic pan-roasted rabbit livers and veal fries schnitzel.
Menu samplings include schnitzel, homemade sausage with sauerkraut and pot roast with brown gravy.
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