rye bread


Definition of 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 Denmark without its rugbrød (rye bread) and smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches)? Tobias Richter, Scientific American, 16 Aug. 2021 It’s just two bites of a Wagyu beef hot dog sitting atop a crustless Danish rye bread called rugbrød. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 23 Aug. 2021 Denmark is known for some important cultural and culinary touchstones, including Legos, licorice, Hans Christian Andersen, aquavit, the concept of hygge and rye bread. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 20 Aug. 2021 It’s a family vibe that resonates through the menu, an all-star list of Jewish deli standards including bagels, bialys, rye bread, babkas, challah bread, deli meats and the sandwiches made from them, as well as spreads and fish. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 16 June 2021 There’s a whole-grain pizza dough, several oatmeal recipes, bagels, and, of course, Danish rye bread. Heller Mcalpin, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 May 2021 Five dinners to choose from, and all dinners include coleslaw, applesauce, rye bread and butter, tartar sauce and a dessert. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Mar. 2021 In 2017, on the centennial of Finland’s independence, the nation voted to establish rye bread as its national food. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2021 It is often piled high on charcuterie boards along with local cheeses, pickled vegetables, fruit, and fresh rye bread or crackers. Jessica Dupuy, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of rye bread

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Sep 2021

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“Rye bread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rye%20bread. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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