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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
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; < German: twice-baked, equivalent to zwie twice + backen to bake. See twi-, bake; cf. biscuit
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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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