crumb structure

noun

: a soil condition suitable for farming in which the soil particles are aggregated into crumbs

Examples of crumb structure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By mixing the fat into the dry ingredients, the cake has more even fat distribution, better moisture retention, and a more even crumb structure. Micah A Leal, Southern Living, 5 June 2024 For example, a deck oven with steam and vent features helps produce a baguette with a better rise and crumb structure than can be achieved with a convection oven. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Aug. 2020 Without enough sulfur, bread has a harder crust and poor crumb structure — resulting in something more like a brick than a baguette. Julie Ingwersen Reuters, Star Tribune, 1 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crumb structure was circa 1906

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“Crumb structure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crumb%20structure. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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