pretzel

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Etymology[edit]

A pretzel

From German Pretzel, Brezel, from Medieval Latin *brachiatellum, from diminutive of Latin bracchium (arm); named for the appearance of arms folded in prayer.

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pretzel (plural pretzels)

  1. A toasted bread or cracker usually in the shape of a loose knot.
  2. Anything that is knotted, twisted, or tangled.

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