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zwieback

[zwahy-bak, -bahk, zwee-, swahy-, swee-; German tsvee-bahk] /ˈzwaɪˌbæk, -ˌbɑk, ˈzwi-, ˈswaɪ-, ˈswi-; German ˈtsviˌbɑk/
noun
1.
a special egg bread made into rusks.
Origin of zwieback
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; < German: twice-baked, equivalent to zwie twice + backen to bake. See twi-, bake; cf. biscuit
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  • Serve hot, poured over slices of zwieback previously moistened with cream or hot water.

    Science in the Kitchen. Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
  • Lay slices of zwieback in a deep dish with salt and bits of butter.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Moisten slices of zwieback with hot water and pack in a heated dish.

    Science in the Kitchen. Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
  • Bread, cracker or zwieback crumbs may be substituted for potato or rice.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • A glass of milk and a Graham wafer, or a cup of broth and a zwieback, will answer the purpose.

  • If zwieback are wanted, cut the biscuit in half when cold and set them in the oven to brown.

    The Golden Age Cook Book Henrietta Latham Dwight
  • Roll peeled bananas in fine granella, cracker or zwieback crumbs mixed with sugar.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • The zwieback may be prepared in considerable quantity and kept on hand in readiness for use.

    Science in the Kitchen. Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
  • Serve immediately on moistened slices of zwieback, with baked tomatoes when convenient.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Soften slices of zwieback in hot cream, and serve with a spoonful or two on each slice.

    Science in the Kitchen. Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
British Dictionary definitions for zwieback

zwieback

/ˈzwaɪˌbæk; ˈzwiː-; German ˈtsviːbak/
noun
1.
a small type of rusk, which has been baked first as a loaf, then sliced and toasted, usually bought ready-made
Word Origin
German: twice-baked
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Word Origin and History for zwieback
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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