plural -s
: a rich currant bun or cake

Word History


Irish Gaelic bairghean breac, literally, speckled cake, from bairghean cake, loaf (from Old Irish bairgen bread) + breac speckled, from Old Irish brecc; akin to Latin perca perch

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“Barmbrack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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