noun leb·ku·chen \ˈlāpˌkük ən\

Definition of lebkuchen



  1. :  a Christmas cookie usually made with honey, brown sugar, almonds, candied fruit peel, and spices

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Origin and Etymology of lebkuchen

German, from Middle High German lebekuoche, from lebe loaf (akin to Middle High German leib loaf, from Old High German leib, hleb) + kuoche cake, from Old High German kuocho, chuohho — more at loaf, cake

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