Kaiser-roll meaning

kīzər
A large roll with a hard crust, often used for sandwiches.
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A large, round roll with a hard crust, used for sandwiches.
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A typically crusty round bread roll supposedly invented in Vienna, made from flour, barm, malt, water, and salt, and whose characteristic feature is a five-spoked propeller- or pinwheel-like star on its obverse.
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Origin of kaiser-roll

  • Translation of German dialectal Kaisersemmel German Kaiser Kaiser German dialectal Semmel roll

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A calque of the German Kaisersemmel, from Kaiser (“emperor”) + Semmel (“roll”), so named in honour of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.

    From Wiktionary