- A toasted bread or cracker usually in the shape of a loose knot.
(idiomatic) Anything that is knotted, twisted, or tangled.
Etymology: From German Brezel, possibly from a Latin root bracchiolum "little arm"; named for the appearance of arms folded in prayer.
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