rye bread


: bread made wholly or in part of rye flour
especially : a light bread often with caraway seeds

Examples of rye bread in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meal includes french fries or baked potato, coleslaw, rye bread, milk or coffee, and tartar or seafood sauce. Journal Sentinel, 14 Feb. 2024 The fish fry was classic – no bells and whistles, just really good fish on rye bread. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 8 Mar. 2024 The menu features baked or fried Alaskan cod, french fries or parsley potatoes, coleslaw, rye bread, dessert and coffee or milk. Journal Sentinel, 14 Feb. 2024 Also on the menu: white sauce, coleslaw, pickled beets, cranberries, brown beans, lefse, Swedish rye bread and traditional Scandinavian cookies. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, 8 Jan. 2024 Get a taste of some of Reykjavik’s best ice cream and their famed rye bread with a scoop of rye-bread ice cream at Cafe Loki, a quirky bistro meets coffee shop right in front of the Hallgrímskirkja, the city’s church and most iconic landmark. Claire Volkman, Vogue, 16 Nov. 2023 The dense rye bread that emerges is an embodiment of a culture-wide sweet tooth—a delicious meeting point between cake and bread that’s best balanced with a thick swipe of butter, smoked lamb, or pickled fish. Erika Owen, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Aug. 2023 Hart, with Richard-Carvajal at the helm, is in pursuit of both a style and a substance all of its own: the perfect bake, the perfect croissant, the perfect cardamom bun, city loaf, rye bread, Tebirkes, Spandauer. Tom Rasmussen, Vogue, 8 Aug. 2023 The huts are little more than a picnic table with walls and a roof – each lovingly painted and carved – stained with generations of family fun, sunsets, and memories of pickled herring on rye bread. Rick Steves, Chicago Tribune, 18 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rye bread was in the 15th century

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“Rye bread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rye%20bread. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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rye bread

: bread made entirely or partly from rye flour

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