streusel

[German shtroi-zuhl; English stroo-zuhl, stroi-]
noun
a topping for coffeecake, consisting of crumbs of blended sugar, cinnamon, flour, butter, and chopped nutmeats.

Origin:
1925–30; < German: literally, a sprinkling; see strew

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streusel (ˈstruːsəl, ˈstrɔɪ-, German ˈʃtrɔyzəl)
 
n
chiefly (US) a crumbly topping for rich pastries
 
[German, from streuen to strew]

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Example sentences
Relax by the big picture window with a swan puff, apple streusel, or eclair.
Make the streusel topping for this easy crisp at home and get help slicing
  apples from friends at the campsite.
Sprinkle a layer of spiced streusel inside the cake and on top.
Toss rhubarb with confectioners sugar and sprinkle batter with rhubarb, then
  crumble streusel evenly on top.
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