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stollen

[stoh-luh n; German shtaw-luh n] /ˈstoʊ lən; German ˈʃtɔ lən/
noun, German Cookery.
1.
a sweetened bread made from raised dough, usually containing nuts, raisins, and citron.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < German Stolle(n), literally, post, support; so called from its shape
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stollen

/ˈstəʊlən; German ˈʃtɔlən/
noun
1.
a rich sweet bread containing nuts, raisins, etc
Word Origin
German, from Stollen wooden post, prop; so called from its shape; see stall1
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