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

Word History


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

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“Lebkuchen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lebkuchen. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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