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gingerbread

noun gin·ger·bread \ˈjin-jər-ˌbred\

: a cake or cookie made with molasses and ginger

Full Definition of GINGERBREAD

1
:  a cake whose ingredients include molasses and ginger
2
[from the fancy shapes and gilding formerly often applied to gingerbread] :  lavish or superfluous ornament especially in architecture
gingerbread adjective
gin·ger·bread·ed \-ˌbre-dəd\ adjective
gin·ger·bready \-dē\ adjective

First Known Use of GINGERBREAD

15th century

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